Ariana Grande Gets Emotional During Billboard Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech [Watch]

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If there is anyone in the world that has every right to shed some tears, it’s Ariana Grande. In just this year alone, she has had to deal with the suicide of her ex-love Mac Miller, but also her broken engagement with SNL star Pete Davidson.

“I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter’s gonna bring, you’re not alone in that,” Grande said as she accepted the Woman of the Year award at Billboard’s Women in Music event. “Ew, I’m not gonna cry that’s really stupid… You’re not alone in that. I’m really looking forward to embracing whatever happens, whatever comes my way.”

Before the tears began to well in her eyes, Grande has accepted her award from the legendary Patti LaBelle and spoke of the year it has been.

“I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she said. “I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m just saying that because I think a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now…and think, ‘She’s really got her s— together,’ Ya know? Like, ‘She’s really on it.’ Like, ‘She’s got it all.’ I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f— I’m doing so yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one.”

And suddenly, with just one speech, Grande seemed very real and very relatable and very normal.

And with that, we fell in love with her even more.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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