Happy Birthday, Ariana Grande! Here’s Proof You’ve Been Adorable Since Birth

From childhood to Nickelodeon and beyond, you've been cute all the way.

Gather ’round, pop fans and ponytail enthusiasts alike, for today is Ariana Grande’s 21st birthday! You know what that means, right? Yep, it looks like she’ll have one less problem getting into the club to celebrate tonight. (And absolutely no problem getting into Disney World.)

But just because the “Break Free” singer is now one year closer to being a Real Adult™ — pretty sure that doesn’t officially happen until you’ve had, like, your seventh in-store IKEA meltdown or something — that doesn’t mean that she’s not still the adorable Ariana we know and love. She’s been perfectly, preciously guh-dorably cute since day one, so why would she stop now?

1.) I mean, LOOK AT THIS LITERAL BABY FACE.

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2.) Even as a toddler, Ariana — seen here with brother Frankie — was waving at at least a fifth-grade level.

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3.) Wait, could this possibly be Ariana’s first gravity-defying ponytail?

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4.) The real star of this mommy-and-me moment is the pony on her cheek. (Sorry, Joan.)

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5.) O say can you handle this video of Ariana singing the national anthem at age 8? Doubt it.

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