Ariana Grande Reveals The Story Behind 'Thank U , Next'

Published December 2nd, 2018 - 07:16 GMT
 Thank U, Next has set the Internet ablaze (Source: Arianagrande / Instagram )
Thank U, Next has set the Internet ablaze (Source: Arianagrande / Instagram )

Her single Thank U, Next has set the Internet ablaze.

And Ariana Grande finally revealed the story this Saturday behind how her latest pop culture phenomenon was born.

The 25-year-old began: 'well 'twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings.'

She went on: 'it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like "b****, this gotta be a song lol". so we wrote it that afternoon.'

Ariana is known for her friendly interactions with fans on Twitter, and she told this story in response to one who asked: 'who had the idea?'

She had already revealed on her Insta Stories last month that she and a group of pals - seven people in all - had gotten rings together.

In the new music video to Thank U, Next - which is now the most-viewed YouTube video in the first day after coming out - eagle-eyed fans can catch a glimpse of a car with a license plate reading: '7 RINGS'.

'3/7': She had already revealed on her Insta Stories last month that she and a group of pals - seven people in all - had gotten rings together

On Twitter Saturday, Ariana revealed the recipients of the rings: Victoria Monet, Courtney Chipolone, Alexa Luria, Tayla Parx, Njomza and Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk.

Victoria and Tayla are among the people with writing credits on Thank U, Next, and Kaydence has songwriting credits on Ariana's most recent album Sweetener.

Ariana shared that she also got rings for her mother Joan Grande and grandmother Marjorie Grande, 'so technically nine but they got theirs after song was done'.

The song looks back on her past relationships with such men as Pete Davidson, Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez and the late Mac Miller, and sees Ariana express gratitude for what she has learned through her exes before moving on.

'so we wrote it that afternoon': She went on: 'it was very insane and funny,' dishing that 'on the way back to the stu njomza (right) was like "b****, this gotta be a song lol"'

It has been a consistent record breaker - two days after the single dropped, Forbes reported it was the most-streamed song in one day by a female artist on Spotify, dethroning Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.

Thank U, Next passed 100 million Spotify streams within two weeks of its release, quicker than any other song in the service's history, according to NME.

Upon its debut, it instantly sailed to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the first time Ariana has ever reached this position in the United States.

The music video is chockablock with references to such movies as Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On and 13 Going On 30, and features cameos with celebs ranging from Kris Jenner to Jennifer Coolidge.

 

 


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