It was roughly May 2018 when Ariana Grande confirmed to be dating Pete Davidson (the worst or best decision she made, who knows). After releasing two singles, “no tears left to cry” and “God is a woman,” from her much-anticipated album, Grande left many excited to hear “Sweetener,” an album of growth and self-worth.
Things were good, fans and non-fans found themselves singing (or screaming) at the top of their lungs to her hit singles because there is just something magical about Ariana Grande’s songs and voice that entraps you to listen and want more. But, good things come to an end. Or do they? In October 2018, Pete and Ariana expectedly (to some) split up.
Regardless, Ariana Grande ended her 2018 year with self-respect and the Billboard’s Woman of the Year award.
“I look forward to hopefully learning to give some of the love and forgiveness that I’ve given away so frivolously and easily to men in the past to myself, hopefully, this year,” she declared in her acceptance speech.
Her fans knew 2019 was going to be a year of self-love and girl power. Her single “thank u, next” released shortly after her breakup with Davidson, and boy did it make a mark in all our lives. It was the F-U anthem to all exes in the world, and was an anthem of realizing that you are that strong independent person who doesn’t need anyone but yourself. It was only the beginning.
Ariana Grande’s anthem of “Girl Power” is much needed during these years of hardship toward the fight for women’s rights. But, most importantly, her songs were needed for all females, males, and humans to know that if you want it, you get it.
With three top-charted singles released, Ariana Grande debuted her fifth album, titled “thank u, next”, on February 8th, 2019. It’s been a whirlwind of a journey for the album and Grande herself. We all thought “Sweetener” was the album that showed her full potential, but she fooled us. “thank u, next” was THE album.
Written in only 2 weeks, Ariana Grande shows the world that she is not letting her public break up define her. She is revealing to the world that instead, it showed her who she was.