Ariana Grande turns 21, ready to compete with the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Gaga

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Ariana Grande turns 21, ready to compete with the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Gaga
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town and Ariana Grande perform during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande performs during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande performs during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Kimberly Schlapman of Lady Antebellum, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande performs during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande performs during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Ariana Grande, and Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Ariana Grande and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild perform during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Ariana Grande performs at BPM Nightclub on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 15: Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards at Much HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 15: Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards at Much HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 15: Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards at Much HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON- JUNE 15 - Ariana Grande performs 'Problem' to close out the Much Music Video Awards at MuchMusic Queen Street West in Toronto. June 15, 2014. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JUNE 24: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, singer Ariana Grande gives Mickey Mouse a kiss in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom June 24, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Grande is celebrating her 21st birthday with dozens of family and friends at Walt Disney World. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Ariana Grande performed at the Power 106's All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game Benefiting Homeboy Industries at USC Galen Center on September 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images,)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Ariana Grande performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Ariana Grande performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Ariana Grande (C) performs with dancers during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Ariana Grande performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Ariana Grande (L) performs with dancers during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Rapper Big Sean (L) and singer Ariana Grande perform at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Singer Ariana Grande performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Ariana Grande performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actress/singer Ariana Grande performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actress/singer Ariana Grande performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Singer Ariana Grande performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Singer Ariana Grande performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Ariana Grande and actress Hilary Duff onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Ariana Grande accepts the iHeartRadio Young Influencer Award from actress Hilary Duff onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress/singer Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. iHeartRadio Music Awards are being broadcast live on NBC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS -- Pictured: Singer Ariana Grande performs onstage during at the iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 30: (L-R) Host Ryan Seacrest, contestant Sam Woolf and singer/actress Ariana Grande onstage at FOX's 'American Idol XIII' Top 5 Live Performance Show on April 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 26: Singer Ariana Grande performs during Jeffrey Sanker Presents the 25th White Party Anniversary at Palm Springs Convention Center on April 26, 2014 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: (L-R) Actors Maree Cheatham, Zoran Korach, Cameron Ocasio, and actress Ariana Grande speak onstage during Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Miguel, left, and Ariana Grande present the award for best pop solo performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande arrives at the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The program include performances by Patti LaBelle, Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Miguel, left, and Ariana Grande speak on stage at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande, left, performs during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at Staples Center, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013, presented by Aéropostale, at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande meets with fans after performing on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
FILE - This Sept. 3, 2013 file photo shows singer Ariana Grande performing on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Nickelodeon has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to create its own station on Clear Channel’s online iHeartRadio. Nick Radio launched Monday, Sept. 30, with “The Way” singer Ariana Grande, also star of Nick’s “Sam & Cat”, as featured guest DJ, along with another Nickelodeon act, Big Time Rush. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Ariana Grande performs on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
Ariana Grande appears with host Lenay Dunn during a taping of MTV's "10 On Top" at the MTV Studios, on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
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The songstress exploded onto the scene this year with her release of the still sizzling hit 'Problem,' which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold a record-breaking 438,000 downloads in its first week alone, according to Billboard.com. And that's not all.

The petite powerhouse also received some attention from the president this past year, having been invited to perform at the White House concert "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House" on March 6, as well as the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, according to WhiteHouse.gov.

And it looks like she'll have some much-cherished company on her climb to the top this coming year. Grande allegedly reunited with boyfriend, Jai Brooks, 18, in May, according to HollywoodLife.com, and is reportedly 'happier than ever.'

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