Ariana Grande’s Billboard Woman Of The Year Speech Is Something We Could All Do With Hearing

It's OK to not have it all figured out.

Sometimes we wonder how Ariana Grande manages to be so damn thoughtful and articulate, given all that’s happened to her over the past two years. I mean, she produced Thank U, Next, the world’s most mature breakup song!

And last night, while accepting the award for Billboard Woman of the Year, she ruminated on the past year of her life, while acknowledging it has been a mixed bag.

“I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she told the audience.

A lot of people would look at someone in my position right now as an artist that could be at her peak and think, “She’s really got her shit together, she’s really on it. She’s got it all.” And I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f**k I’m doing.

“I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that.”

That’s something we all need to hear sometimes, isn’t it? We’re all just muddling along in this together – even Ariana Grande.

Getting tearful, the singer referenced her very public heartbreaks, and said she hoped to spend the next year learning to love herself:

I look forward to hopefully learning to give some of the love and forgiveness that I’ve given away so frivolously and easily to men in the past to myself this year. I have everything I’ve ever dreamt of having, and as of late, I’ve discovered that it’s the things I’ve always had and the people I’ve always had that still make me the happiest.

Watch her full speech here and feel buoyed.


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