Ariana Grande Named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year

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Ariana Grande visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first public performance of "Thank U, Next" since its release on November 3 - but the show didn't go entirely smoothly.

It's been a long year for Grande, who released her album, Sweetener, mourned the death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, and ended her engagement to Pete Davidson after a whirlwind romance.

Ariana Grande performed her latest single "thank u, next" for the first time on Ellen and her "First Wives Club" dance routine saw her nearly fall down.

She moved into more emotional territory as the song progressed, holding back tears while singing about her future wedding day.

In the past year, Grande has had Top 40 hits including No Tears Left To Cry, Breathin' and God Is A Woman.

At one point, Grande stood up on a chair, bopping to her song in white heeled boots, but when she stepped down, she stumbled and fell, exclaiming, "Oh my god!" Ever the pro, she powered through the rest of the performance.

But, just as the song says, Grande knows how to handle the pain.

Ellen and Ariana's interview has been one of the most highly anticipated chats in recent times as fans are hoping to find out more news on all this brand new music and people also look to find out what happened around Ari's split from Pete Davidson. She even took the time to learn some rather tight choreography - which is what caused the near-disaster - with her backing singers.

In an interview with TMZ, the 25-year-old said: 'That's good news [that Ariana didn't name-drop him].

"We were supposed to come down?" the singer asked.

"I thought we were supposed to exit!"