Time to celebrate! Our girl Ariana Grande is turning 22 on June 26, and there are seriously so many reasons she deserves a big shout out on her big day!
Ariana Grande, 22, is still so young but has already accomplished more than so many do in an entire lifetime! While her year may have involved a very public breakup, we want to share all the good that went on during the past 12 months. From performing all around the world, to working so hard on her new album Moonlight, lets take a look back at all the big moments from her successful year!
When it comes to Ariana, she’s quite the workaholic having hit the stage at countless big shows across the country. During the 57th Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, Ariana performed her cute balled “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” that had us grabbing some tissues to dab our tears. A month prior to the Grammys, Ariana took the stage alongside Justin Bieber, 21, on March 28. After Justin performed “As Long As You Love Me” in Miami with Ariana, it sparked an enormous amount of romance rumors. “Scooter was the brains behind that idea. He wanted to get Justin back out on stage because he wanted him to reconnect with his fan base. Scooter sees it that if you like Ariana, you like Justin, so he paired them together,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. As Scooter works with both Justin and Ariana, it all totally makes sense!
While Ariana has had to put up with her fair share of drama, we have to give the singer major props for always standing her ground and speaking up whenever she feels it’s needed. The singer posted an essay on her social media on June 7 where she wrote, “Being ’empowered’…. is not the same as being a ‘bitch’…” Ariana said in the essay. “HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY…. is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE. What I meant when I said what I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present, or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. I… do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you.”
When Ariana wasn’t combating rumors, or performing all around the world, she was spending her time perfecting her upcoming album Moonlight. As a big Snapchat user, Ariana even gave fans a 10 second preview of one of her new songs. By the sound of it, we have no doubt this will be such a big success. The singer also gave a bit more of a look at her upcoming album when she posted some lyrics on May 29 on Twitter. “baby loves, i’m tryna talk to u…… there’s a boy… n i don’t quite know… what to do,” she wrote. Along with the album, Ariana also has been delving into the acting world as she is starring in Scream Queens. We can’t wait to see her big debut!
HollywoodLifers – Make sure and leave your birthday comments for Ariana below! We would love to hear what you would like to say to the popstar on her big day!
— Joey Parker