Who is Ariana, the Street Diva? This 18 year old, R&B/HipHop, singer/songwriter was born in Pittsburgh, PA but has lived a very nomadic life. Living in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Florida gave Ariana an eclectic and mature view of the world. At the age of 5, her musical talents surfaced as she sang gospel songs with her mother. However, it was not until September 11th, that Ariana the songwriter was born.