Ariana Grande: Successful

Evie C., Editor-In-Chief

Ariana Grande has been more successful in the last year than she has in her entire life. Ariana came out with her album titled “Sweetener” on August 17th, 2018. She booked her tour dates two months after the album was released.  After going on tour for a few months, she came out with another album titled “Thank U, Next” on February 8th, 2019. 

Ariana Grande and comedian, Pete Davidson, got engaged in early June of 2018. The “Sweetener” album was about the two of them. The songs on the album represented how they had fun together and how they needed each other. However, after the release of the album, suddenly their relationship took a turn for the worse, and the engagement was broken off. This led Grande to write the “Thank U, Next” album. The “Thank U, Next” album is all about how she only needs herself to be happy, and how she doesn’t rely on anyone else to have fun. Soon after the album was released, she continued on tour, performing songs from both albums. The crazed fans filed into every arena or stadium where she was performing. 

I was one of the fortunate fans who was able to attend one of her concerts on July 5th, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum. That was the best day of my life! The concert was filled not only with costumes and lighting changes, but entire shifts in mood as she tackled music from two very different periods in her life. The visual effects were also incredible. There was a gigantic hanging moon in the center of the stage which was lowered during her song “No Tears Left to Cry.” The entire concert experience was full of laughs, cheers, and tears. In my opinion, her vocals are the best of any artist in the world at the moment. Her vocal ranges varies  from low to very high in a matter of mere seconds without any voice cracks. 

The hard work does not stop for Ariana. Last spring she came out with the single “MONOPOLY” featuring Victoria Monét. This summer she came out with a single titled “Boyfriend”. This song was a combined effort with the band Social House. This September she came out with yet another song, “Don’t Call Me Angel” – this time collaborating with artists Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Ray. “Don’t Call Me Angel” was written for the new movie Charlie’s Angels, which premiers on November 13th, 2019. 

I think that Ariana Grande’s split with Pete Davidson fueled her to write the “Thank U, Next” album and “MONOPOLY” because the album and single are both about loving yourself. The album brings up how you don’t need to change for anyone. I feel as though all of her songs are about her life, and they are telling a story. She proved to be very successful these past fourteen months with two albums and several singles.

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