She may have had a tough 2018, but Ariana Grande is giving us hope for a year filled with new music and positivity in 2019.
On Tuesday, January 30, the ‘’thank u, next” singer, 25, posted a story on Instagram with the caption, “Just keep making music and you’ll be fine.” So, it looks like 2019 will be filled with new tunes for us to once again obsess over.
2018 was a record-breaking, yet heartbreaking year for Ariana. While accepting her award for Billboard’s Woman of The Year in December, she confessed that she had “one of, like, the best years of my career and, like, the worst of my life.”
It all started in May 2018, when her she and Mac Miller, 26, called it quits. The former couple dated for nearly two years after first meeting when they collaborated on the song “The Way” in 2013. After a ton of ups and downs, the Sweetener singer decided to break up with the rapper because their relationship turned toxic.
Within weeks, Ari moved on to Pete Davidson, who showed us what summer lovin’ was all about. The SNL star, 25, even decided it was forever and surprised the world by putting a ring on it. In the midst of their romance, Ari released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, which took over the Billboard 200 chart, at the No. 1 spot!
Things were going great for the brunette beauty until September came along, when her ex-love Mac died of an accidental drug overdose. Ari took to Instagram to post a message about how she truly felt. “I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” she wrote. “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it …”
After 5 months of dating, Ariana and Pete broke off their engagement. The “God is a Woman” singer decided that she needed time to overcome the difficult loss in her life.
However, the breakup did lead the singer to create some epic tunes, including the hit “thank u, next” which became an obsession for fans all over the world. The iconic music video, which featured scenes inspired by all of our favorite early 2000s romcoms, broke YouTube’s all-time record for the most views in the first 24 hours of release. On January 18, Ari released her latest single, “7 Rings.” The song was inspired by the time she bought her friends and herself matching diamond rings at Tiffany’s … can you say squad goals?
Well, it really does looks like 2019 will be Ari’s year. The singer is nominated for two Grammy awards: Best Pop Solo Performance for “God is a Woman,” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener. Plus, February 9 is right around the corner which means we only have a few more weeks until Ari drops her new album. We can’t wait!
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