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Ariana Grande Says Starring on Nickelodeon Shows Was 'Frustrating'

August 16, 2014 (3:20 am) GMT
'For a long time I was attached to a character that was nothing like myself,' the 'Problem' singer says, referring to her role on 'Victorious' and 'Sam and Cat'.

is now a household name thanks to her performance on several Nickelodeon series. The 21-year-old, however, says her experience working on "" and its spin-off "" wasn't as sweet as the success that she has now achieved.

"For a long time I was attached to a character that was nothing like myself," she tells PEOPLE. "It was a little frustrating." Though so, she's still grateful for the chance to star on the shows, saying, "It was a blessing and one of my childhood dreams come true."

Grande played Cat Valentine, a friend of 's Tori Vega on "Victorious", from 2010-2013. After the show ended, she reprised the role on the short-lived spin-off "Sam & Cat" where she starred opposite .

The "The Way" hitmaker is now focusing on her singing career. Her debut album "", which was released on August 30, 2013, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200. She will follow it up with a second album "" which is due August 25.

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