Ariana Grande is back in the studio … this after a lot of drama and heartache. Ariana left a West Hollywood recording studio Friday night, flanked by some friends as she got into a Range Rover. She’s sipping on a drink in a red cup, looking chill.…
One of Ariana Grande’s famous exes is beyond thrilled he didn’t make the cut for her new hit song about past romances … so much so, he couldn’t contain his sense of relief. We got Nathan Sykes of The Wanted Wednesday at LAX, where we asked…
Ariana Grande capped off what’s already been a legendary year by writing a new song to her exes.
She was the one with Big Dick Energy the whole time.
Billboard recognizes that, and has chosen Ari as their Woman of the Year. It’s a huge deal.
Billboard has announced that Ariana Grande is their 2018 Billboard Woman of the Year.
“Billboard’s 13th annual Women In Music event will take place December 6 in a return to New York City,” Billboard shared in a statement.
And they have already decided which music superstar they’ll be honoring at the event.
It was probably an easy decision to reach.
“And,” the statement says. “We can now officially announce Ariana Grande as our 2018 Billboard Woman of the Year.”
To quote Kim Kardashian: it’s what she deserves.
“2018 has been huge for Grande,” the statement continues.
Billboard says: “As the pop superstar launched Top 40 hits like ‘God Is A Woman,’ ‘Breathin,’ and ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ under the Billboard Hot 100.”
That announcement is a great reminder that “Goodnight N Go” is vastly underappreciated and maybe the most underrated song of her album.
Ariana had that success with singles “while seeing her album, Sweetener, hit #1 on the Billboard 200.”
“And earn the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist upon its release,” Billboard raves.
“Grande’s remarkable year transcended the charts,” Billboard points out.
That is an understatement.
“As she used her voice to support worthwhile causes, as well,” the statement notes.
“She participated in March For Our Lives in support for gun control legislation,” Billboard continues.
“And,” the statement says. “Has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness.”
This was a very timely thing to mention, because Ariana had just spoken on the subject.
Billboard cites that, just the day before their announcement, Ariana had responded to a fan tweet with a powerful message.
“In all honesty,” Ariana wrote to a fan. “Therapy has saved my life so many times.”
“If you’re afraid to ask for help, don’t be,” she encourages her followers.
Ariana promises: “You don’t have to be in constant pain and you can process trauma.”
Having both witnessed and survived a sickening terrorist attack just last year, Ariana knows the impact of trauma.
“i’ve got a lot of work to do,” Ariana admits. “But it’s a start to even be aware that it’s possible.”
Billboard was clearly impressed.
And Ariana has done so much more.
“Grande also helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert in response to aid the victims of the Manchester arena bombing,” the statement mentions.
That benefit was one “which was broadcast to 50 countries and raised more than $ 23 million.”
“With this year’s honor,” Billboard continues. “Grande now joins the likes of past Woman of the Year recipients: Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.”
Those music legends make for some very fine company.
Billboard concludes: “The ceremony and red carpet pre-show will be broadcast live on Twitter from 7 to 10pm Eastern on December 6.”
Obviously, awards are only as valued as those who receive them.
Ariana is at the absolute top of her industry. She’s a living legend and she has been for years.
Her latest single, “Thank You, Next” surpassed expectations and smashed records on its own.
We are thankfully every day that we have the privilege of living at the same time as unsurpassed talents like Ariana.
A few months ago, Ariana Grande fell hard for Pete Davidson.
Then, this week on Ellen, Ariana Grande nearly fell hard while singing about Pete Davidson.
The beloved pop star took to the aforementioned talk show host's stage on Wednesday morning in order to sing, for the first time in front of actual people, the new tune "Thank U, Next."
This single has received plenty of attention of late because it was written about multiple ex-boyfriend of Grande's, including Davidson, to whom she was engaged for most of the summer.
It was also released just a short time before Davidson commented on the couple's break-up during a segment on Weekend Update just a few days ago.
Decked out in all white while belting out the anthem alongside friends Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet, Grande may have been taking a slight jab at Davidson by making it look like she was at a wedding.
Then, she stepped up on a chair, sang a bit more, stepped down… stumbled and nearly crashed to the floor.
"Oh my God!" you can hear Ariana say in the video featured here, even though she did recover and went on to complete the performance.
Later on, the rendition grew especially emotional for Grande during a verse about her parents.
"One day I’ll walk down the aisle. Holding hands with my mama,” Ariana sang, through tears. "I’ll be thanking my dad. ‘Cause she grew from the drama.”
Grande, of course, has been through a ton over the past couple years.
She was on stage in Manchester when a bomb exploded in the arena and killed over 20 fans.
Her serious ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, then recently died of a drug overdose.
Grande was engaged to Davidson at the time of this tragic death, only for that relationship to conclude and for the exes to end up on terrible terms.
Just as she does in the footage here, however, Grande continues to push through.
Check out her debut performance of "Thank U, Next" right now!