Unlike many pop stars who tend to mine drama from nothing, Grande's trauma feels authentic which, in turn, makes her music feel authentic.
Just six months after releasing her Grammy-nominated last album, the ponytailed diva has returned with her fifth studio LP, which she surprise-dropped early Friday.
Throughout the track, the Sweetener songstress can be seen eyeing up a guy (aka Riverdale's Charles Melton) in a club who is dancing with an Ari lookalike.
Ariana Grande doesn't need to perform at the Grammys to boost her sales or increase her fanbase. The couple invites Grande to hang out with them and Grande, annoyed with their relationship, tries to get in between them.
Oh, did we mention there's a hella gay twist at the end?
Despite being on the original line up, fans were disappointed after hearing the sad news that Grande is not taking the stage for the award's night. The pop singer was quick to take to Twitter to shed some light on the reality of the situation and she's getting plenty of fan support, as well as praise from the legendary Bette Midler.
Lyrics: "Break up with your girlfriend, Yeah, yeah, 'cause I'm bored".
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As expected, criticism came rolling right along, with Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James leading the way. Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report .
Grande, who will headline the Coachella music festival in April, will embark on a world tour in May, arriving in the United Kingdom in August. "I don't say to people, 'This is what you should do.' I approach it casually and say, hey, this might be a good idea, let's find something in the middle", he said. Picture: Kevin Winter / Staff Some fans think the song is about Pete Davidson.
However, the Thank U, Next star has revealed she pulled out of performing after a disagreement over her set.
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Beyond increasing Grande's overall brand footprint, the new promotional strategy also accounts for the impact of the streaming age.
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", Grande tweeted.