Ariana Grande has released a new docs-series on YouTube today, called 'Dangerous Woman Diaries'. The four-part series follows Grande on her 2017 tour. It culminates in the final episode when the Manchester bombing took place.
During the European leg of her 'Dangerous Woman Tour' a terrorist bombing killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd, 2017. No doubt the behind-the-scenes series will mean a lot to fans of Ariana Grande, and those who lost friends and family at the concert that night.
While there is no actual footage of the night in question in the documentary, the singer does share a letter which she wrote to fans eight months after the incident, in February of this year.
She wrote, "I'm writing to you this February 22, 2018.
"It's been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena. It's impossible to know where to start or to know what to say about this part. May 22, 2017, will leave me speechless and filled with questions for the rest of my life.
"Music is an escape. Music is the safest thing I've ever known. Music — pop music, stan culture — is something that brings people together, introduces them to some of their best friends, and makes them feel like they can be themselves. It is comfort. It is fun. It is expression. It is happiness. It is the last thing that would ever harm someone. It is safe.
"When something so opposite and so poisonous takes place in your world that is supposed to be everything but that … it is shocking and heartbreaking in a way that seems impossible to fully recover from.
"The spirit of the people of Manchester, the families affected by this horrendous tragedy, and my fans around the world have permanently impacted all of us for the rest of our lives. Their love, strength, and unity showed me, my team, my dancers, band, and entire crew not to be defeated. To continue during the scariest and saddest of times. To not let hate win. But instead, love as loudly as possible, and to appreciate every moment.
"The people of Manchester were able to change an event that portrayed the worst of humanity into one that portrayed the most beautiful of humanity. "Like a handprint on my heart" … I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life."
To view the full series, you will need a premium YouTube account. However, the first episode is available for free, and you can watch it here.
Meanwhile, Grande has been sharing teasers for her 90's-inspired music video 'thank u, next' all week. The video is due to drop today, so in the meantime here's the behind-the-scenes footage to tide you over until later on.