Some famous Floridians include rapper Rick Ross and singer and actress Ariana Grande. Both entertainers were raised in Florida and began their earliest artistic endeavors in the state.
Rapper Rick Ross was born in Mississippi, but he grew up in Carol City, Florida. Florida, and Miami in particular, figures heavily into Ross’ rap persona and lyrical content. Ross even named his debut album “Port of Miami” in honor of his adoptive city.
Actress and singer Ariana Grande grew up performing at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, with roles in musicals such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Grande first came to prominence in the Broadway musical “13,” moving onto a successful pop music career.