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Ariana Grande: Could she have a secret album out there?

Ariana Grande: Could she have a secret album out there?

Ariana Grande's debut performance of "thank u, next", her breakup anthem that succeeds at being both petty and empowering, was a pretty fine reflection of her life of late.

Ariana Grande kept it very real during her Wednesday performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

Inspired by her favorite movie The First Wives Club, the pop superstar was joined by the song's co-writers, Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx.

Ariana is now working on her next album, reportedly titled thank u, next, which follows August's Sweetener.

As for the performance, it was definitely live as she almost took a faceplant trying to step down from a chair on the wedding reception-inspired set.

Earlier in the routine, Ariana brilliantly recovered when she stumbled, quickly declaring "oh my god", before brushing off the incident and carrying on. "He didn't find out about Ariana's song until later, and that didn't change what he said on 'Weekend Update'".

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The "Bang Bang" singer revealed that her exes, who she mentions by name in the first verse, heard the song before its release on Saturday.

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She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert a year ago, raising more than US$23 million for victims of the Manchester bombing.

However, towards the end of the track, Ariana came close to tears as she sang: "One day I'll walk down the aisle, holding hands with my mama, I'll be thanking my dad, 'cause she grew from the drama".

In this handout provided by "One Love Manchester" benefit concert (L) Mac Miller and Ariana Grande perform on stage on June 4, 2017, in Manchester, England.