First let’s get some basic facts about Ariana Grande out of the way: She is only 27 and really began her career in 2008 when she was 15, starting out as a child celebrity. In 2013, she released her debut album Yours Truly.
Fast forward to 2020 and it’s as though she is already ruling the entertainment industry by empire: Grande is the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, breaching a billion streams and counting. She is the most followed female on YouTube, with 43 million subs at last count. And on September 8, 2020, Grande breached the 200 million follower mark on Instagram, making her the most followed woman on the platform.
Grande’s following on IG is more than the populations of some countries in the world. Here is a graphic from worldatlas.com (as of 2018) for proper perspective:
Save for the top 4 countries, Grande has just eclipsed the population of the top 13 most populated countries (interesting to note that we are top 13 on this list!). It's only a matter of time before everyone on the planet is an Ariana Grande follower!