She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010-2013), and in the spinoff Sam & Cat (2013-2014). She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films. Grande's music career began in 2011 with the soundtrack Music from Victorious. In 2013, she released her first studio album Yours Truly, which entered atop the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "The Way", debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.
- They presented the award for Best Male in the 2013 MTV EMAs which was where they first met. Ariana said they "really hit it off".
- Ariana said she was a fan of Iggy's since her single "Work" was put out. She added that Iggy was "so sensible and down-to-earth and talented."
- Ariana downloaded Iggy's debut album on April 22, 2014.
- The two girls collaborated on Ariana's single "Problem".
- Ariana said about Iggy, "It's so funny because her lyrics are so wild and so gangster and then she's so sensible and lady-like [in real life]. I love that about her. She's so proper and I think it's so hilarious."
- Iggy said about Ariana, "I would like to steal Ariana and then ride on a unicorn."
- In February 2018, Iggy revealed she hadn't talked to Ariana lately, but saw Pharrell Williams producing some "bangers" for her.
- In an interview, Iggy described Ariana in 3 words: "Firecracker, cutie, and fluffy cloud.”