Ariana Grande Celebrates The 2 Year Anniversary of ‘Thank U, Next’

Ariana Grande released her powerful and emotionally charged album, ‘Thank U, Next,’ 2 years ago. To celebrate, we have the top boss moments from the queen herself.

Ariana left everyone shook when she released thank u, next just months after dropping Sweetener. It came during an emotional period in Ariana’s life, and many Arianators refer to the album as being “a cultural reset.” The album showcased the powerful nature of a woman who’s gone through numerous heartbreaks and life challenges, yet still manages to dominate and come on top. Themes of mental and emotional healing, self-love, and female empowerment turned this album into an everyday anthem. It features hit songs like “thank u, next,” “7 rings,” and “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.”

Ariana took to social media today to thank her fans and celebrate the 2 year anniversary.

In honor of the album’s anniversary, we rounded up some of Ariana Grande’s best boss moments:

“thank u, next” Music Video

Ariana had the internet going crazy after releasing the “thank u, next” music video. Throughout the whole video, Ariana incorporated references to iconic female-focused movies.

thank u, next Album Breaking Billboard Records

Following the release of her fifth studio album, thank u, next, Ariana broke multiple charts and streaming records. She made Billboard history when her singles, “7 rings,” “break up with your girlfriend,” and “thank u, next,” consecutively held the first, second, and third spots on the Billboard Hot 100—a record that had been held by the Beatles since 1964.

Ariana Shutting Down Sexism and Double Standards

In 2015, Ariana shared this screenshot of a lengthy iPhone note she wrote, where she slammed society for its double standards and sexist objectification. She went on to say that she wanted everyone to feel valued as individuals and called on the media to help her get that message of support across.

Ariana’s SNL Vocal Impressions

In 2016, Ariana was invited to be a host on SNL. In a sketch that poked fun at Tidal’s streaming service, she played the role of an intern that had to save the company when the power and streams got cut off. It’s safe to say that she absolutely bodied every single vocal impression in this performance.

2018 Met Gala Dress

Ariana showed up and showed out at the 2018 Met Gala. She looked magical in her Sistine Chapel Vera Wang gown for that year’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme.

Dangerous Woman Docuseries

Following the success of Ariana’s Dangerous Woman album and tour, she released the Dangerous Woman Docuseries that highlighted her whole creative process. Fans got to witness firsthand just how talented and hardworking the singer is, as the doc captured all the behind-the-scenes moments throughout her journey.

One Love Manchester Concert

Ariana’s One Love Manchester Concert marked a historical day in music history. Shortly after the devastating Manchester attack at her concert, Ariana made the decision to return back to Manchester to spend time with fans and hold a benefit concert to raise money for the victims.

Sweetener Tour Voter Registration

While Ariana was making her way around the world on her Sweetener Tour in 2019, she was also rallying up her fans to register to vote. She worked alongside the voter registration organization Head Count and broke the all-time record of voters registered on tour!

We want to wish Ariana a very happy 2 year anniversary for ‘Thank U Next’, and can’t wait to see what she has in store next!

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Chloe Leung

Chloe Leung is a senior Journalism student at Emerson College and an aspiring digital producer. She is an intern at Afterbuzz TV and a fanatic of all things entertainment, fashion, and pop culture.