Ariana Grande fans touched by 'hidden tribute' to Manchester on 'Sweetener'

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Ariana Grande’s new album, Sweetener, is here, and while Pete Davidson gets a direct shout-out, even his own track, the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing get a more poignant nod.

Ariana Grande, shown onstage on June 2, 2018, released her new album, which has a nod to victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“Get Well Soon,” the last song on her new album, which was released on Friday, is 5 minutes and 22 seconds long, a nod to the 2017 date of the show, May 22. The bombing left 23 dead and 139 injured. Further, the song includes a moment of silence, running the last 40 seconds to the end of the track.


Needless to say, Grande’s stans are touched:







While it’s been called a “hidden tribute,” this fan better summarized it.


Ariana first shared a tease of the song on New Year’s Eve.


In May, she was asked about it by a fan and said it was about the anxiety she suffered in 2017. (She dropped out of sight after the attack and didn’t release new music until her emotional “No Tears Left to Cry” nearly a year later.) “I felt like i was floating for like 3 months last year & not in a nice way,” she wrote on Twitter. “like i outside my body? was v scary and i couldn’t breathe well. so it’s ab that. & lots of voices in my head singin.”

She ended by saying, “i hope it comforts ppl who hear it pls.”


Grande’s album is already performing well.


And the singer, who paid tribute to Aretha Franklin last night, is pretty happy about it.


Her fans seem happy too.

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