Ariana Grande and Billboard have quite the relationship. After being named Woman of the Year by the publication, the 25-year-old has now landed her first ever #1 on the Hot 100 chart with her latest single, "Thank U, Next." The song was released on November 3rd and was a hit since it touched on her exes, and everything they taught her.
From the late Mac Miller, Big Sean, and Pete Davidson, Ariana name dropped her past lovers and turned it into a bop hit that has pulled in 22 million streams on YouTube. Ariana is the first female to debut at #1 on the specific chart since Adele in 2015 with her track “Hello.”
“Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry,” Ross Scarano, Billboard’s vp of content said of her upcoming honour. “Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women. She’s got guts, she’s making some of the best music of her career, and she’s absolutely deserving of Woman of the Year.”
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