Ariana Grande is nothing if not endlessly surprising. The hitmaker, currently on tour promoting her albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next, is already planning her next move. The singer, who is no stranger to the beauty industry, having released six best-selling fragrances, is now contemplating turning her hit single "Thank U, Next" into a beauty line.
Grande filed papers to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week to trademark "Thank U, Next" fragrances, both eau de cologne and eau de parfum, and several body care products, including body lotions, gels, scrubs, powders, soufflés, and mists. The papers, which were signed by Grande with her signature heart over the "i" in her first name, are the first step in launching her next beauty venture.
The 25-year-old singer has also inspired a Lush Cosmetics bath bomb, named the Goddess Bath Bomb ($9, lushusa.com), which promised "a swirling purple galaxy" bath similar to the one Grande enjoyed in her music video “God Is A Woman.”
"Thank U, Next," the lead single from her fifth studio album of the same name, was written by Grande, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét and addresses the singer's past relationships, including her engagement and breakup with Pete Davidson last fall. The single reached number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, among other countries, and broke several YouTube and Vevo records.
Aside from Davidson, Grande also name-dropped Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, and the late Mac Miller in the song, which has received critical acclaim from music critics. It remains to be seen if any of her exes will be referenced in her product line. "Thank You, Next" has also inspired a number of items that are available on the singer’s tour, including socks, apparel, and an Ariana-inspired Burn Book.
Grande, who currently has an estimated net worth of $50 million, could easily double that if her beauty brand is a success. The ambitious young star has recently released the single "Monopoly" with Victoria Monet, debuted her own drink at Starbucks, and announced a headline spot at the August Manchester Pride event.