Fans Speculate Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Track 'Get Well Soon' Is 5:22 Long to Honor Manchester Attack

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Ariana Grande's highly anticipated album Sweetener has finally been released today (Aug. 17).

After a few listens, fans have taken to Twitter to point out that the last track of the album, "Get Well Soon," has 40 seconds of silence at the end to bring the total run time to 5:22.

Grande has confirmed that song is about her struggles with anxiety after the Manchester bombing, which took place on May 22, or 5/22, 2017. The song's length and period of silence is thought to be an acknowledgment of the attack.

Billboard has reached out to Ariana's rep to confirm.

Check out some of the fan tweets and listen to "Get Well Soon" below.


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