“Thank U, Next” hits Number 1 on Billboard Top 100


Marian Osman, Staff Writer

Ariana Grande recently dropped a new song in the month of November titled “Thank u, Next.” The new single sprung to the number one on the Billboard Top 100 songs and has maintained the spot since its release.

The new song came was released as Grande split from her former fiance Pete Davidson, an actor and comedian. Grande was reportedly experiencing personal issues already due to the passing of her former boyfriend, Malcolm James McCormick, known as his stage name, Mac Miller.

Miller was known for abusing drugs at the time of his break-up with Grande. When he passed away, many blamed Grande for leaving him and causing for his regressed mental state. With this occurrence, Grande has been the recipient of much backlash lately.

There have also been rumors that Davidson was sending pictures to Miller and bragging about how he would never get in a relationship with Grande again.

“There have been so many posts on Instagram about Pete Davidson sending pictures of Ariana Grande to Mac Miller,” sophomore Siryet Girma said.

Grande’s song goes over her list of relationships that she has had in the past. The list includes Davidson, Miller, rapper Big Sean, and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez.

In the song Grande says, one taught her “love,” one taught her “patience,” and one taught her “pain.” She also says, “Now I’m so amazing” meaning that she learned lessons from her previous lesson. She also mentions the death of Miller by saying “I’ve loved, and I’ve lost.”

In her song she says “Thank you next” multiple times, which makes listeners wonder if she has already moved on from the break up. Listeners also think that she probably wrote the song with the intention to talk badly about Davidson.

But instead Grande begins to sing about the person that she is with now, “Her name is Ari.” When she said that, the point of the song was obvious. Grande didn’t write it to make fun of her former boyfriends, but to show herself love. She wanted to show that public that she would be focusing on herself from now on and not relationships.

“I don’t usually listen Ariana Grande, but this song was the best song that she wrote,” sophomore Kristina Regmi said.