Ariana Grande’s complete transformation timeline

From Nickelodeon to 'Breathin'

Ariana Grande transformation

by Carl Smith |
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We've been fans of Ariana Grande for ages.

Victorious was our guilty telly pleasure at way too old an age, we know the entire Big Sean rap from Right There and we've been known to bop along to 'Put Your Hearts Up' in our time. Basically, we'd argue our four octave faves the best pop star this side of the 00s.

So, to appreciate our undying love of Ariana, we thought we'd look back at her rather incredible transformation from sitcom star to Rain On Me.

BELOW: Check out Ariana Grande's complete transformation timeline to date...


Ariana Grande's complete transformation timeline

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June 2010

We won't rest till this is brought back as the Sweetener album cover.

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March 2010

Going for Loud era Rihanna red extensions are we, hun?

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June 2010

How fresh-faced does Ari look at the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere back in 2010, please? Sidenote how is that movie EIGHT years old?

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July 2011

When you whip out your overpriced 'vintage' Urban Outfitters camera and think you're Rankin.

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November 2012

We don't know what we miss more; Ari's red hair or our collection of official One Direction Sharpies.

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April 2013

The accessories are a bit 'Pixie Lott does V Festival 2012,' but we're HERE for it.

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May 2013

This genuinely might've been the first time we ever saw Ari in black. She's also just on the cusp of UK stardom with her debut album Yours Truly at this point.

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November 2013

Obsessed with the ombre 'do and strapless sequin look from the 2013 AMAs.

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December 2013


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March 2014

The Nickelodeon-inspired clutch, though. Iconic.

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August 2014

Er, talk about a glow up.

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August 2015

Living for the space buns. LI. VING.

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February 2016

Ari's most sophisticated look yet for the 2016 Grammy Awards?

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August 2016

Bangs bangs into the room. Ahem.

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November 2016

Rapunzel, let down your huuur.

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May 2018

Back to the Focus era blonde for No More Tears Left to Cry.

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October 2018

Light blonde transforms into honey curls with gloss and bronze in October of 2018 for Ari.

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April 2019

By April 2019 she's back to a sleek dark pony with darker eye makeup and some more casual streetwear looks.

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January 2020

Who could forget Ari's absolutely ICONIC Grammys look?

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August 2020

Can we COPE with this hairstyle change? Ofc. Pigtails all the way.

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Ari has been on FIRE recently and has dropped some absolute bangers, including her and Lady Gaga's latest single Rain on Me.

There have been classics like thank u, next and seven rings and we honestly can't wait for whatever else she has in store for us.

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