The singer was honored with the Woman of the Year award.
As Ariana Grande took the stage to simply accept the Woman of the Year award at this yr's Billboard Women In Music occasion Thursday night time (Dec. 6), the 25-year-old singer adopted up a sassy efficiency of "thank u, subsequent" with a really Ariana-like quip: "Thank you a lot for coming to my Quinceañera, I recognize it." Though it wasn't Grande's precise birthday, the remainder of her speech served as honest proof of the night time's largest honor -- whether or not she felt worthy of it or not.
After admitting that she felt "fully undeserving" of the Woman of the Year title, Grande went on to thank her workforce in a quite nervous trend, suggesting that she'd neglect all the pieces she wished to say as a result of she was overwhelmed. But then one thing clicked as she started speaking in regards to the unbelievable yr she's had as an artist.
"I discover it attention-grabbing that this has been among the best years of my profession and the worst of my life," Grande stated. "Lots of people would have a look at somebody in my place proper now as an artist that may very well be at her peak and suppose, 'She’s actually received her shit collectively, she's actually on it. She’s received all of it.' And I do, however so far as my private life goes, I actually do not know what the fuck I’m doing."
She laughed off her remark, however rapidly adopted up with a message of hope for her followers: "It's been a really conflicting one, and I simply need to say in case you're somebody on the market who has no thought what this subsequent chapter goes to deliver, you’re not alone in that."
In true Ariana trend, she rapidly pulled it collectively and even threw in a foolish comment ("I'm not going to cry, that's actually annoying," she joked). Continuing her encouraging and heartfelt sentiment, she added, "I’m actually wanting ahead to embracing no matter occurs and no matter comes my means."
As she wrapped up her speech, Grande shouted out her greatest mates Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx, with whom she made her extremely anticipated (and teased) sweetener follow-up album. Even via the emotional moments and uncooked vulnerability, Grande held true to her "thank u, subsequent" angle as she welcomed what's to return.
"I look ahead to hopefully studying to provide a few of the love and forgiveness that I've given away so frivolously and simply to males up to now to myself, hopefully, this yr," she declared. "I've all the pieces I've ever dreamt of getting, and as of late I've found that it's the issues I've at all times had and the individuals I've at all times had that also make me the happiest."