[Writer: Brittany Chisem]
Ariana Grande continues to shine with her latest achievement and even appears that both her and Billboard have built a special relationship. Recently, Billboard named Grande Woman of the Year, now the 25-year-old has earned her first #1 on the Hot 100 chart with her latest song, "Thank U, Next." The single was released on November 3rd and was an instant hit being that it spoke on her exes, and the lessons she gained.
Grande touched on the late Mac Miller, Big Sean, and Pete Davidson. She name dropped her past lovers and turned it into a classic that has already accumulated 22 million streams on YouTube. Grande is the first female to debut at #1 on this chart since Adele released her single “Hello” in 2015.
“Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry. 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.” Said Ross Scarano, Billboard’s VP of Content on her upcoming honor.
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