• "Thank U, Next" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her upcoming fifth studio album of the same name.
• The lyrics mention some of Grande's past relationships, including Big Sean, Mac Miller,
Pete Davidson, and Ricky Alvarez.
• "Thank U, Next" is a self-empowerment song that mentions many of Grande's past relationships. Grande revealed in an interview that "thank u, next..." is a phrase that she and fellow singer/songwriter Victoria Monét use. The lyrics acknowledge several of her past relationships; "Now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married / And for Pete, I'm so thankful / Wish I could say, 'Thank you' to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel" refer to Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, respectively.
• Markos Papadatos from Digital Journal said it's an "ode to gratitude, an anthem to a fresh start and new beginnings, where she is not afraid to be raw and vulnerable; Grande's vulnerability is the listener's reward." He also said the song is "sultry, cathartic and expressive" and praised Grande's breathy vocals as "pristine and heavenly, and it is evident the pop throne is still hers. "thank u, next" garners an A rating."
Ariana Grande, Charles Anderson, Michael Foster, Tayla Parx, Tommy Brown, Victoria McCants