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Fan Army Face-Off: Ariana Grande's Arianators vs. Demi Lovato's Lovatics

Ariana Grande photographed in 2016.
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Ariana Grande photographed in 2016.

The #Arianators are proving to be grande in their face-off against Demi Lovato’s Lovatics in this week’s round of Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off. The two child stars-turned-pop divas have been gaining fans since before they could drive.

Before landing the role of Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Ariana Grande began her career in the Broadway musical 13. For Victorious, Grande dyed her hair bright red to play the quirky, gullible Cat and the Nick show led to the spin-off Sam & Cat. As a musician at heart, Grande released her debut album Yours Truly, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 thanks to lead single “The Way” and her already established millions of fans. A year later came Grande’s second studio album, My Everything, which introduced Grande to an older crowd. In 2016, Grande released her latest album, Dangerous Woman. The artist has more than 75 million Instagram followers and 40 million Twitter followers.

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Lovato also started her career young, alongside Selena Gomez on Barney & Friends. The actress/artist made her way to the forefront with her breakout Disney Channel role as Mitchie Torres in the Camp Rock series. The musical movie allowed Lovato to debut her vocal talents with help on the Jonas Brothers’ Burnin’ Up tour. Lovato’s first album, Don’t Forget, debuted at No. 2 in 2008. With one of Disney’s biggest movies under her belt and a growing fanbase, Lovato got a lead role at Disney as Sonny Munroe on Sonny With a Chance and starred with Gomez in Princess Protection Program. Lovato continued her music career with the No. 1 album Here We Go Again (2009), Unbroken (2011), Demi (2013) and her latest album Confident (2015). The artist’s 17 Hot 100 charting hits are largely thanks to her Lovatics.

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Both 23-year-old pop stars hit the ground running growing up in showbiz. From starting on competing television stations, Lovato and Grande have come a long way in establishing themselves as pop princesses. In this week’s Fan Army Face-Off, Grande may be small, but when it comes to her fanbase, her last name Grande is much more fitting, as Arianators lead with just over 1,000 votes.

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