Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Ariana Grande named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year

Ariana Grande named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year

This Ellen performance was our first chance to get a glimpse at the 25-year-old artist after a harrowing few months where she ended an engagement and lost an ex to an accidental overdose.

Ariana Grande performed "thank u, next" for the first time on The Ellen Show.

Grande chose to channel the classic musical number from "The First Wives Club", wearing bridal white alongside her two backup singers to resemble the film's stars Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Dianne Keaton.

Despite giggling over a misstep that almost caused her to fall, Grande got choked up at one point during her performance, visibly holding back tears while singing about walking down the aisle with her mom someday. "Thought I'd end up with Sean/But he wasn't a match/Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh/Even nearly got married/And for Pete I'm so thankful/Wish I could say "Thank you" to Malcolm/'Cause he was an angel", she sings.

She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert a year ago, raising more than US$23 million for victims of the Manchester bombing. Finally some great news has come her way since she will be recognized as Billboard's Woman of the Year at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and gala in NY.

"One day I'll walk down the aisle / Holding hands with my mama / I'll be thanking my dad / "Cause she grew from the drama", she sang". "It's private, but it happened a year ago".

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"Thank you for being here".

What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to.

GC Images via Getty Images Ariana Grande and Mac Miller attend an Oscars after-party in 2016.

She called it "far from a diss track" and proclaimed it was "the opposite".

"His voice and laugh", Grande wrote in response.

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