Fun Facts about Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s time on Nickelodeon as Cat Valentine, and the fact that she recently released her fourth studio album, “Sweetener,” but there are probably some surprising things you didn’t know about the songstress.

Here are things you might not have known about Ariana Grande.

She got her start in musical theater.

Before landing a gig on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious,” Grande was involved in musical theater.

A native Floridian, Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater as a child. One of her performances included the leading role in “Annie.”

She also starred in the Broadway musical, “13.”

She’s allergic to cats.

Even though she played Cat Valentine in “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat,” the former Nickelodeon star is allergic to her namesake.

She shared her cat allergy in a tweet in 2010.

One of her singles earned her some major status as a pop icon — and a lawsuit.

According to ABC news, Grande was sued in 2013 for allegedly copying a lyric for her smash hit, “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller.

According to the suit, “The Way” allegedly copied a lyric from the 1972 song ” Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

In 2015, New York Daily News reported that the suit reached a confidential settlement.

The first song she remembers singing is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

In a 2012 interview with Neon Limelight, Grande said “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is the first song she remembers singing.

In that same interview, she shared that “The Wizard of Oz” was her favorite movie when she was younger.

She shares a manager with a few fellow big names.

Her manager (left) has also worked closely with Justin Bieber (right). Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Ariana Grande’s manager Scooter Braun also helped Justin Bieber achieve worldwide fame. Braun also manages Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, and Dan + Shay, among others.

Her last name isn’t pronounced the way you might think.

In a Beats One interview, Ariana Grande shared that her grandpa didn’t pronounce her last name as many commonly do: ‘Grahn-day.’

“My brother was like, we should say ‘Gran-day.’ It’s so fun to say it. I grew up saying ‘Grand-ee’ and I think of my grandpa and I wish I said ‘Grand-ee’ more,” Grande told the interviewer.

Grande says she is 100% vegan.

In 2013, Grande tweeted she was going “100% vegan,” adding that her “heart feels very happy” with the dietary decision.

Grande’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, described Grande’s diet as “macrobiotic Japanese”.

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