Ariana Grande shed her teen pop image with her latest album and emerged as a dangerous woman to reckon with. Her transformation raised questions about the story behind her song, “Dangerous Woman.” Is it about her or does it point to anyone else in particular, the Inquisitr queried. It likely has a personal meaning for Grande since it replaced her third album’s original title “Moonlight.”
As it turns out, Grande changed the title after she read a passage from “Woman at Point Zero,” a 1975 novel by Egyptian writer Nawal El-Saadawi, Metro Lyrics wrote. The story’s female protagonist underwent various hardships in her life but eventually rescues herself in the end.
Perhaps this sentiment struck a chord with Ariana Grande. At this point in her life, the singer wants to “portray herself as a stronger person,” Billboard wrote. The publication quoted excerpts from her live chat with fans last February wherein she answered a fan’s question about the decision to swap titles.
“’Moonlight’ is a lovely song and it’s a lovely title. It’s really romantic, and it definitely ties together the old music and the new music. But ‘Dangerous Woman’ is a lot stronger,” Grande said.
“I want to be empowering my fans, I feel like my personal growth is reflected in the sound. I’m really proud of it … To me, a dangerous woman is someone who’s not afraid to take a stand, be herself and be honest,” she added.
The song “Dangerous Woman” went to the eighth spot from 14th as it returned to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 as of June 11. It also earned honors as a top Streaming Gainer on the Hot 100 at 25-14 on streaming songs or 10.6 million, up by 15 percent. Meanwhile, the album of the same title leaped to the second spot of Billboard 200, Billboard reported in a separate post.