Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Racks Up More Than 1.5 Million Tweets
Ariana Grande dropped her new single "thank u, next" just a few days ago, and the song has truly taken over Twitter since.
Fans were moved by her shout-out to "Malcolm," referring to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, whom she called "an angel" in the song. They also praised Grande -- who was named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year on Tuesday (Nov. 6) -- for her strength and inspiring determination to move on after her recent breakup with ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.
A tweet from Grande on Friday marked the first appearance of the phrase "thank u, next," and since then, "thank u, next" has appeared in more than 1.5 million tweets and Ariana Grande has been mentioned in more than 3.4 million tweets.
cause look what i found .... ain’t no need for searching and for that i say.... thank u, next— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 2, 2018
Of course, the song lyrics provided the perfect opportunity to create memes. Listeners grabbed onto the lines "One taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain" and filled in the rest accordingly. In the past 48 hours, this trend gathered more than 240,000 tweets, peaking Monday night around 10 p.m. ET with 16,000 tweets posted in one hour.
Check out some of the most clever ones below.
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one makes me color coordinate the sweat pants in his closet pic.twitter.com/Dozu9ZP6wH— DCD2 (@DCD2records) November 6, 2018
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me that if he hasn't introduced me to any of his friends after three months something is up— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 6, 2018
One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/yOJYuPobkf— The Office (@theofficenbc) November 5, 2018
one taught me love— Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) November 6, 2018
one taught me patience
one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/EQoh37YFRX
one taught me love— tasbeeh herwees (@THerwees) November 5, 2018
one taught me patience
and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/H38xEMfzB3
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/jcPkfsmHH4— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) November 5, 2018
One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain. Now I’m so amazing. pic.twitter.com/Sz19khGZjm— Ryan Bloomquist (@ryanbloomquist) November 4, 2018
In addition to the huge support from fans, other celebrities also tweeted their praise for Ariana Grande's empowering single. Check out the their tweets below.
Don’t talk to me about anything but Ariana for the next 72 hours pls.— h (@halsey) November 4, 2018
Thank u, next -- @ArianaGrande ------— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 4, 2018
thank u, next brought actual tears to my eyes this morning— Jenny Han can't come to the phone right now (@jennyhan) November 4, 2018
thank u, next— troye (@troyesivan) November 4, 2018
I can’t believe how good thank you next is...I mean l can because it’s her but my jaw still drops every time— Lauren Giraldo (@LaurenGiraldo) November 4, 2018
Thank u, next— Clean Bandit (@cleanbandit) November 6, 2018
i’m embarrassed about how many times i’ve had #ThankUNext on repeat.— STEPHANIE SHEPHERD (@steph_shep) November 6, 2018