23 Facts You Didn't Know About Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is all the rage these days. Here are 23 fun facts about the beautiful and talented singer.

1. Her Name Was Inspired By a Cartoon

Her Name Was Inspired By a Cartoon
Ariana's name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat!

2. Her Natural Hair Color is Brown

Ariana's hair has taken on many different colors over the years for her characters and concerts; Grande is a natural brunette, however.

3. She Has a Brother, Frankie

Not only that, Frankie Grande (who's older than Ariana) is on Big Brother last summer, having concealed his connection to his famous sister for much of the time in the house!

4. She Sleeps Naked!!

Or close to it! She recently told Us Weekly, "I sleep in very minimal clothing. My grandmother encourages naked sleeping." Okay then!

5. She's Tiny!

Despite her surname, Ariana is only 5'0"! She must have been standing on several dictionaries in this promotional photo with Iggy Azalea, who's almost a foot taller.

6. Her Birthday is June 26

That's the same birthday as former Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy!

7. She's Allergic to Cats

She’s allergic to cats. Ironically, her character on Victorious, and later Sam & Cat ... is Cat.

8. She LOVES Dogs! And Has 4!

She LOVES Dogs! And Has 4!
Ariana has four dogs, Ophelia, Coco (Wikipedia bio pictured), Toulouse, and Fawkes. She loves them!

9. Her Best Friend is Alexia Luria

Ariana's best friend is Alexia Luria. They have been tight since the age of 10.

10. Her Big Break

Ariana's big break came in the Nickelodeon show Victorious, which also let her showcase her singing abilities. Do you see her in there?

11. She Loves Harry Potter

She Loves Harry Potter
She’s a fan of the Harry Potter series, and not just because there’s a character named Ariana (Ariana Dumbledore) in the books.

12. She LOVES Halloween

Ariana loves dressing up, and not just on stage. She "wishes every day were Halloween" and has a "sick obsession" with horror films. She recalls that her mom thought she grow up to be a serial killer because she wore Halloween masks around the house on a routine basis!

13. She's Italian-American

She's Italian-American
Ariana is the daughter of Joan Grande and Edward Butera, both of whom are of Italian descent. Her birth surname is actually hyphenated, Grande-Butera.

14. She Has Three Tattoos

Ariana has tattoos on her toes, neck, and rib cage (pictured): “Bellissima,” the Italian word for “beautiful,” was tattooed on her in honor of her grandfather.

15. Her Beloved Grandpa Recently Passed

Ariana's beloved grandfather passed away in 2014, a sad event which she posted several moving photos and tributes about.

16. Her 'Problem' Music Video Has Been Viewed Over 375 Million Times

Three hundred and seventy five MILLION times.

17. 'The Way' Wasn't Bad Either

Ariana's music video for "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, her biggest hit prior to 2014, has been viewed more than 210 million times on YouTube!

18. She's a Native Floridian

Not everyone from Florida has a screw loose!

21. She Has Almost 24 Million Twitter Followers

And 23 million more Instagram fans to boot!

22. Her First Love

Ariana was in a long-term relationship with Jai Brooks from 2012-2013 and again in 2014 before splitting up this summer.

23. She's Dating Big Sean!

Okay, maybe you did know that one. But this VMA cameraman confirmed the rumors for us, and the couple has since gone public with their love!

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