Singer Ariana Grande has loads of well-known ex-boyfriends. The first to earn her plenty of tabloid covers and media recognition was rapper Big Sean, who she dated for a number of months from 2014 into 2015.
Grande and Sean had been collaborators earlier than they went public with their romance. So not solely did she write songs about him, however with him. These are Grande’s largest hits (based on Billboard) which might be considered about Big Sean, together with one they wrote collectively.
‘Thank U, Next’
The artist earned her first No. 1 hit with “Thank U, Next,” the title single off her 2019 album. Released in November 2018, it spent 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Grande notably mentions every of her 4 best-known exes within the first verse of the track.
She did seek the advice of Big Sean concerning the identify drop. On the Zach Sang Show, she mentioned, “I had sent [the song] to Sean, and he loved it. He loved it. It was very funny. He was like, ‘D*mn, I’m the first one, huh?’ And I was like, ‘I mean, you know, I went kind of in order.’ He was very supportive. He loved it.”
Taking it again a bit additional, Grande launched “Best Mistake” as a promotional single for her 2014 album, My Everything. The track peaked at No. 29, spending two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked Grande’s second official collaboration with Big Sean, after first working collectively on 2013’s “Right There.”
The two artists started teasing “Best Mistake” in the summertime of 2014, simply as their romance started making the information. As Billboard wrote, “Big Sean’s guest verse is unnecessary, yet has morphed into an interesting confessional now that the dating rumors are on.” So whereas the lyrics and material might not correlate to their relationship, the intent is there.
‘Let Me Love You’
Though Grande dated Sean throughout her My Everything period, it’s clear that she usually information songs lengthy earlier than they’re launched. That was the case with “Let Me Love You,” the second promotional single off her 2016 album Dangerous Woman. The track spent per week on the Billboard Hot 100, simply making it in at No. 99.
What’s attention-grabbing about this track is that it might be about Big Sean in two methods. When it dropped in April 2016, followers believed it was about transferring on from Big Sean with Ricky Alvarez. However, it was recorded greater than a 12 months earlier — across the time she and Big Sean went public with their relationship in late 2014.
‘Break Up With Girlfriend, I’m Bored’
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Possibly essentially the most mysterious monitor off Grande’s 2019 album Thank U, Next is “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” Released because the album’s third and last single, it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for 20 weeks.
Though it charted larger than “Best Mistake” and “Let Me Love You,” this track is final as a result of it’s unclear who it’s about. After Grande was noticed spending time with Big Sean in early 2019, her followers started to suspect that he was the inspiration. But as she sings she’s “never even ever f*ckin’ met” her love curiosity, this doesn’t line up.