Attack in Manchester: Ariana Grande, Idol of Children and Teens

Attack in Manchester at the Ariana Grande Concert

TERRORISM: Monday evening, an explosion occurred at the end of the concert of the American singer, Ariana Grande in Manchester …

“I am broken. From the heart, I’m really sorry. I have no words “. The young American singer of 23 years reacted at night on Twitter  for the explosion that left at least 19 dead and fifty wounded Monday night at the end of his concert at the Manchester Arena northwest of Britain. She announced the suspension of his tour.

Monday night, more than 20,000 people, mostly teenagers and children, coming with or without their parents gathered in the concert hall to watch the show from the former child star who became queen of teen American pop.

Nickelodeon and Nicki Minaj

The young singer and actress – whose real name is Ariana Grande-Butera – was born June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida. Initiated early singing, she performed on local stages before interpreting at 15 her first role in the musical 13 on Broadway. After a stint in Cuba Libre , she was on TV, where she will make a face and a name: it becomes Cat Valentine in the musical show Victorious on Nickelodeon channel for children. A role she held until 2012 before her own sitcom Sam & Cat.


The second turning point in his career came in 2013 with the launch of his first album and his highly acclaimed single The Way  with the rapper Mac Miller. A success which immediately climbed the Top 10 in the United States ( in 2014, three of his titles appear even simultaneously on the Billboard top 10 ) but also topped the charts in Australia, Britain, Belgium and Ukraine. This first album marks the beginning of a meteoric rise when successive awards and collaborations with the biggest names in the American music industry ( Nicki Minaj , the Weeknd …).

Global teen idol

With Problem , a duet with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released in 2014, the rival of Miley Cyrus or Vanessa Hudgens, reached a new milestone: “This title is the first worldwide hit (number one in Britain, number two in the States United, fourteenth in France, “reports his label Universal discs.

In Manchester on Monday, the artist presented his third album Dangerous Woman out there just a year and attended by Macy Gray, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Future. Her first three singles from their three albums have all ranked in the US Top 10. But it’s always with young teenagers that the singer and actress, followed by 45.7 million followers on Twitter and 106 million Instagram, can count his biggest fans. They are the ones who were targeted on Monday night.

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