About "thank u, next" Song
"thank u, next" is a pop, R&B song by Pop R&B singer "Ariana Grande" from the studio album "thank u; next".
This song's duration is (3:27 min) and available in digital mp3 download and streaming format on Apple Music/iTunes & Amazon Music.
The song thank u, next is written by Victoria Monét, Ariana Grande, Njomza, Kaydence, Michael "Mikey" Foster, Scootie, Tayla Parx & TBHits, produced by Social House & TBHits and was released in November 3, 2018.
On the titular track to Ariana Grande
's fifth studio album, thank u, next, Ariana discusses themes of self-love, growth, and empowerment after a breakup. She also references her most public romantic relationships over the years and does not shy away from name-dropping in the process. The song features production from LA-based musical duo Social House
and frequent collaborator TBHits
The song was released on November 3, 2018, minutes before an episode of Saturday Night Live aired. In a promotional clip
, cast member and Ariana's ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson
, made a joke about the two's failed engagement. Once she was made aware of the clip, she expressed her disgust
in a since deleted tweet, writing:
for somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh
She then followed her post with another, tweeting the phrase that would become her new mantra in 2018:
"thank u, next"
debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Ariana's eleventh top-ten entry and her highest charting single to date, surpassing her Iggy Azalea
assisted single "Problem
," which peaked at #2 in 2014
. Additionally, it was the first song by a lead female artist to debut atop the US charts since Adele
" in 2015.
Prior to the song's release, Ariana took to Twitter to confirm
that not only would "thank u, next" be the phrase associated with her hit single, but the title of her fifth studio album as well. She later confirmed that the track would be the album's closer.
The music video for "thank u, next"
was released on November 30, 2018, and is directed by frequent collaborator Hannah Lux Davis
, who has previously worked with Ariana on videos for "breathin
," "Side to Side
," and more. The video interpolates iconic early-2000s movies Mean Girls, Bring It On, Legally Blonde, and 13 Going on 30, and features cameo appearances from celebrities including Kris Jenner, Troye Sivan, as well as Ariana's former Victorious co-stars Daniella Monet, Elizabeth Gillies and Matt Bennett, among others. The music video became a huge success, accumulating more than 55.4 million views in its first 24 hours, becoming the biggest-ever global debut
for a music video on YouTube. It would go on to break another YouTube record
for the fastest video to reach 100 million views.