Ariana Grande Turns 24— Here Are Our Favorite Ari Moments

As Ariana Grande turns 24, we look back at some of our favorite Ariana moments. 

When She Inspired Us With Her Support For Manchester

Only two weeks after the horrible terror attack at her concert in Manchester, and less than 24 hours after the attack in London, Grande and other musical guests performed in front of over 50,000 people for the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert. 

She also showed her support by visiting victims in the hospital and meeting with the families who lost loved ones. After the concert, she got a tattoo of a bee, the city of Manchester’s symbol, as tribute to the events that took place. 

 

When She Showed Us Her Impression Skills On SNL

We all know Ari is an incredibly talented singer, but she further proved her skills when she did perfect impressions of Rihanna, Celine Dion, Britanny Spears, and other music icons for a skit in Saturday Night Live. 

 

When We Heard Her Sing For The First Time On Victorious

If you've been an Ariana Grande fan since the beginning, then you definitely remember the first time we got to see her insane pipes on an episode of “Victorious.” In the episode, 16 year-old Grande and her co-star Elizabeth Gillies sang “Give It Up” in a karaoke battle, and blew everyone away. 

 

When She Broke The Internet With Her First Instagram Post With Mac Miller

On September 6th, 2014, Ari posted a pic on Instagram with Mac Miller looking real cozy with the caption “baabyyy” — and no one could handle it. Soon after, dating rumors circulated but neither singer confirmed the relationship right away.  

 

Her and Nicki Manaj’s Hot VMA Performance

Ari Proved she could sing, dance, and work out when the performed a super sexy rendition of "Side to Side” for the 2016 VMAs . Grande was also up for 5 awards for her “Dangerous Woman” album. 

 

She Was On Time’s 2016 List of 100 Most Influential People 

Grande was among the names listed on TIME Magazine's list of 100 most influential people for 2016. She was put in the Artist section of the list. Her spot is well deserved, as she has been an advocate for self acceptance and positivity. 

When She Played her Dream Roll on “Hairspray Live”

Ari gushed about her role on Hairspray Live. In an interview she said the musical was one of her favorites, and Penny was her favorite character. She stated, “I just love Penny and it’s such a great honor to play her.” 

 

The Release of Her Music Video for “The Way” With Mac Miller 

Throughout the video, Grande and Miller can be seen flirting and goofing around. But the most talked about aspect of the video is their steamy kiss at the end. This was the first sign that something more may have been happening between the two stars, and fans loved it. 

 

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