What Languages Does Ariana Grande Speak?

Saying that Ariana Grande is a pop star will be an understatement. Today, the American singer has well established herself as the pop-queen of the music industry.

Her music career began with her debut album, “Put Your Hearts Up,” released in December 2011. The songs failed to make any significant impact.

In April 2013, Grande released “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, her chart debut as the song secured the #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

One year later, Grande’s “Baby, I” became one of the biggest hits of 2014, which also broke numerous records. Today, it would be weird even to imagine anyone else performing the song, except for Ariana. 

However, it was initially written for Beyonce. Of course, the legendary singer turned down, which paved the path for Grande to give one of her most successful songs. 


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Grande’s Achievement

Since then, Ariana Grande-Butera has never looked back. Today, she has several accolades, including the two Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, one Brit Award, and 22 Guinness World Records.  

Most of us are aware of her singing achievements and popularity around the globe.

Her “ponytail” style has also become a fashion symbol among her followers. But today, we will be speaking about some lesser-known facts about the American pop musician. 

Language, Culture, and Faith

This article will tell you about the languages Grande speaks and a few things about her faith and culture. 


There persists popular fan belief that associates Ariana with being a Latina due to her Florida background. Some fans think she is Spanish because of her last name, while others consider her Italian. But which one is true? 

To be very specific, Ariana Grande boasts an Italian heritage as both her parents originate from Italy. 


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In her own words, she comes from a family that enjoys embracing weirdness. To describe the weirdness, Grande recites a memory of her third birthday, which revolved around the theme of Jaws, basically about Halloween. 

Proudly boasting about it, Grande told the Vogue cover story that her family is weird, eccentric, loud, and Italian. She also explains the Grande family’s fascination with the macabre. 

The Grande Parents

Her mother, Joan, a goth, sometimes surprises the family by buying animal organs and letting them float in the dishes. She is Brooklyn-born and is the CEO of a manufacturing communication company, Hose-McCann Communications. 

Ariana considers her mother, Joan, as her role model. 

Her father, Edward Butera, is a graphic design firm owner and is of Italian descent. Ariana Grande describes herself as an Italian American with roots in Abruzzi’s and Sicilian. She also harbors a close bond with her maternal grandparents, especially her granny. 


As an American, it is natural for Grande to be well versed in the English language. Ariana was raised as a Roman Catholic. During the pontificate of Benedict XVI, she decided to abandon the church for its stance against homosexuality. 

Grande was deeply affected by the church’s disagreement with homosexuality as even her half-brother, Frankie, is gay. She believes everyone has a right to be with whomever they want to, irrespective of race or gender. 

Both Ariana and Frankie resonated with the teachings of Kabbalah since they were as young as twelve. The basis of the ancient faith lies in the idea that “If you’re kind to others, good things will happen to you.” 

Even in many of her songs, Ariana has shown support for the LGBTQ community. She is often labeled as “a voice for a sex-positive attitude.”


As we already discussed, many of her fans consider Ariana Grande to be Spanish as her last name in the language translates to “large” or “great.” But it translates to the same meaning in other Latin languages as well, including Italian. 

While Grande doesn’t have any Spanish origin, the “Thank You, Next” singer is well-versed in the language. She claims she is yet to be an expert on the Roman language, but she knows it enough to translate some of her songs into Spanish versions. 

She also frequently speaks Spanish during her interviews and live performances. Ariana has even performed the Spanish song “Qué Hiciste” by J.Lo, matching word to word perfectly. Her first char debut song, “The Way,” was later released in a Spanglish version with J Balvin. 

The latter also made a guest appearance in Grande’s 2014 song, “Problem,” which featured Iggy Azalea. 

Other Languages 

Apart from Italian, English, and Spanish, Grande is also learning French and knows a little Japanese. But the humble star has also explained it will take a considerable time for her to master these languages. 

But the fans can guess, after all, the “Thank You, Next” star said the same thing about Spanish, and we know how excellent her Spanish is. 

Final Words

Being a global singing star and a fashion icon, knowing multiple languages, and being a multi-linguistic person will help the Pop queen connect better with her followers worldwide.

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