Ariana Grande Leaves Tribute To Manchester Bombing Victims In New Album

As if we didn't already love and respect Ariana Grande, we shed a tear alongside the 25-year-old pop-powerhouse during her moving tribute to the beloved Aretha Franklin.

Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, "Sweetener," dropped today, and she was not shy about pouring some sugary sentiments on her fiancé, "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson.

The defining moment of the 15-song project is when Ari included a dedication to her fans who were killed during a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester Arena previous year. "We sang at the White House and she was so sweet, she was so cute", she told host Jimmy Fallon. 'Babe, you gotta take care of you body, yuh yuh.

As fans quickly pointed out online, the silence brings the song's total run time to five minutes and 22 seconds.


The hitmaker gave a tearful interview to Beats 1 Radio's Ebro Darden about the Manchester terror attacks, admitting that she is "permanently affected" by the tragic events.

She said: "Well, we met on "SNL" like two, three years ago whenever that was, we've like never exchanged numbers or anything - we weren't even like friends for a long time".

Just text me the MP3 or something.' And she was like, 'Well, I don't know how to do that so I'm just gonna send it to you.' And then like four months later I got a package with a CD... It changes everything, changes your life quite a bit.

She said that the song itself is about her anxiety, telling Elle magazine: "When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn't breathe". You want to be more present and follow happy impulses and figure it out later and stay in the moment'.

  • Gwendolyn Kim