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MUSIC REVIEW: Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande

March 16, 2019

Ariana Grande

‘Thank U, Next’

Released: Feb. 8, 2019

Label: Republic Records

Just six months after her release of her hit album “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande is back (but she never left), with her fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next.”

The title track was released in November of 2018 sparking much interest in fans who took interest in Grande’s personal life. She calls out all of her ex-boyfriends, praising them for giving her the strength she has today.

That track became her first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the album itself broke the record for the largest streaming week ever for a pop album.

“Thank U, Next” addresses past relationships and personal hang-ups all in good fun and great emotion.

KEY CUTS: “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” “Imagine,” “In My Head”

— Kiera Allen, Daily Journal