A Little Bit Of 'Sweetener'
Ari's first big moment after her 25th birthday was the arrival of her fourth studio album, "Sweetener".
Co-produced by Pharrell, this album was chock full of hits, including "God is a Woman", "No Tear Left To Cry" and "Breathin".
The album peaked at number one on the Billboard charts and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.
Paying Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Ariana Grande took time out of her busy schedule to perform during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple.
A Whirlwind Romance
After announcing her split from her longtime boyfriend Mac Miller in May 2018, Ariana got together with "SNL" cast member Pete Davidson shortly after.
The couple's romance quickly developed, with Pete proposing to Ariana just a couple of months after they started dating.
After moving in together and having a song titled "Pete Davidson" on her album, the duo suddenly ended their engagement in October 2018.
Ariana's ex-boyfriend and musician Mac Miller suddenly passed away at the age of 26 in September 2018 due to an accidental overdose.
The songstress shared a touching Instagram video of Miller after his passing saying: "I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will. I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore."
Grande and Miller dated from summer 2016 to spring 2018 before suddenly breaking up.
A Very 'Wicked' Halloween
After staying out of the spotlight for a while, Ariana returned to the stage by taking part in "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway".
Grande showed off her powerhouse vocals during a rendition of "The Wizard and I", and it's safe to say she blew everyone away.
'Thank U, Next'
After previously tweeting this now-iconic phrase, Ariana dropped her surprise single "Thank U, Next" on Nov. 3, 2018.
The track, which held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven weeks, references four of her exes, thanking them for what they've taught her.
An Iconic Music Video
Of course, with a new song comes a new music video and Ariana didn't disappoint.
On Nov. 30, the music video for "Thank U, Next" dropped and blew up the Internet.
The visual featured recreated scenes from "Mean Girls", "13 Going on 30", "Legally Blonde" and "Bring It On" and featured guest appearances from Kris Jenner, Jennifer Coolidge and Jonathan Bennett.
The now-iconic music video also became YouTube’s most-watched video in 24 hours at that time, pulling in 55.4 million views.
Billboard's Woman Of The Year
After a crazy few months, Ariana was announced as Billboard's Woman of the Year for 2018.
"I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of... the best years of my career, and like the worst of my life. I’m not saying that for sympathy," she said during her acceptance speech.
"I just want to say that if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is gonna bring, you’re not alone in that," she added.
The Arrival Of The 'Thank U, Next' Album
On Feb. 8, 2019, Ari dropped her fifth studio album 'Thank U, Next' less than six months after dropping "Sweetener".
The record debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts with hits like "7 Rings" and "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored".
With the album, Ariana also became the first artist to hold the no. 1, 2 and 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 charts since The Beatles in 1964.
After a little bit of drama surrounding a potential Grammys performance, Ariana decided not to take the stage during the annual award show in 2019.
However, that didn't stop her from winning her first Grammy for best Pop Vocal Album for 'Sweetener'.
Ariana celebrated her win in what she would have worn on the red carpet, a custom Cinderella-like ballgown by Zac Posen.
Sweetener World Tour
Ariana kicked off her 'Sweetener World Tour' on March 18, 2019 in Albany, New York.
From stunning visuals to her always impressive vocals, this is a show you definitely don't want to miss!
Check this off the bucket list! Ariana was announced as one of the headliners for Coachella 2019, making her the youngest act to headline the California music festival.
To top it all off, the "No Tears Left to Cry" performer surprised the crowd with guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and *NSYNC.
Ariana Will Order A Grande
Of course Ariana loves Starbucks - her last name is one of the sizes!
But now, the "7 Rings" songstress has her own drink with the Seattle coffee chain.
Ariana is now the face of the “Cloud Macchiato”, a delicious coffee beverage which comes in cinnamon or caramel and a hot or cold version. The “cloud” component comes from Starbucks’s trademarked cold foam.
On A Roll With 'Monopoly'
After the crazy success of her album 'Thank U, Next', Ariana and her co-writer/BFF Victoria Monet dropped an impromptu single called "Monopoly" on April 1.
"A celebration and a ‘thank u’ for everything! Love, me & da beautiful and extraordinary human / artist @victoriamonet," she said of the new track.
To top off her year, the "God is a Woman" musician is following in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn as the new face of Givenchy.
"I don’t have words to describe how much this partnership means to me. such an incredible honour and with a brand i love sooooo much," Ariana said after the announcement.