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The Most Influential Women Of 2018

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Ariana Grande
I'm not going to lie: I'm not a huge fan of Ariana Grande. But what I am a huge fan of is women empowering women and influencing women to feel better about themselves — and that's exactly what Grande did with her song, "Thank u, next."

Not just a thank you letter to all her exes, but a proclamation that being single is sometimes the best choice, Grande runs down the list of the men in her life who influenced the person she is today, then says the line that women, far too often forget to say at the end of a relationship, "I'm so f***in' grateful for my ex." Yeah, the breakup may have been devastating and totally sucked, but just think about what you learned in the process.