Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6 million Facebook fans by the time the Mac Miller-assisted single hit iTunes on March 26. After that fan base helped the fluttering R&B track score a surprising No. 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, however, the 20-year-old singer's Nickelodeon success has morphed into mainstream stardom ahead of her debut album, "Yours Truly," due Sept. 3.

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