Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Ariana Grande named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande: Could she have a secret album out there?
Freda Brock | 07 November, 2018, 23:31

The "God Is A Woman" hitmaker, 25, performed her breakup anthem, "Thank U, Next" for the first time on the November 7 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The singer was looking gorgeous in white for a "First Wives' Club"-inspired performance of the viral track she released within an hour of the return of "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend". The song begins, "Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh / Even nearly got married / And for Pete, I'm so thankful / Wish I could say "thank you" to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel".

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But she ran into some trouble dancing around the set, which was made to look like a wedding reception, stumbling when she stepped down from a chair. So half an hour before the latest episode of SNL started, Grande put her new single out into the world, and it nearly immediately became a meme to rival "me voting in 2016 vs.me voting today".

USA midterms: Disappointed Democrats pin hopes on Florida's ex-cons
With 99% of the vote tallied, MSNBC imagined that Gillum had secured 49.4% of the vote over Republican Ron DeSantis's 48.8%. Florida's more than 13 million registered voters are choosing a new governor and voting on a pivotal U.S.

Grande's choice of reference (including wearing outfits similar to those worn by the aforementioned actresses in the film) is apt, given that the lyrical content of the new single sees her thanking her exes - namely Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and the late Mac Miller - for teaching her lessons about life and love. "'Cause she grew from the drama".

The tracks included Cadillac and Champagne, thought to be versions of Ariana's previously unreleased songs. She finished the performance with a smile, and danced down the aisles of the set while the audience cheered. "We were supposed to come down?" "We support you", host Ellen DeGeneres said after the song.

The singer has dropped thank u, next, from the upcoming fifth album of the same name.

She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert previous year, raising more than US$23 million for victims of the Manchester bombing.

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