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Ariana remembers the 22 victims from the Manchester bombing (Picture: MEGA)

Ariana Grande included a moving tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester bombings on her new album Sweetener.

Her fourth album was released on Friday and is already well received by fans and critics.

The defining moment of the 15-song project is when Ari included a dedication to her fans who were killed during a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester Arena last year.

The 25-year-old titled the last song Get Well Soon, a five-minute and 22 second track, and centred it around healing, in tribute to the 22 victims who attended her 22 May 2017 show.

This is for everybody, she sang on the track. Babe, you gotta take care of you body, yuh yuh. Aint no time to deny it, that is why we talking about it. So deal with it, dont try to get by it.

US musician, Ariana Grande performs at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the families of the victims of the May 22, Manchester terror attack, at Emirates Old Trafford in Greater Manchester on June 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Danny Lawson (Photo credit should read DANNY LAWSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Ariana Grande performs at the One Love Manchester for the families of the victims in 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)

Although the music stops long before the song ends, the singer included 40 extra seconds of silence at the end of the track to take it to 5 minutes 22 seconds – mirroring the date of the attack.

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The hitmaker gave a tearful interview to Beats 1 Radios Ebro Darden about the Manchester terror attacks, admitting that she is permanently affected by the tragic events.

Speaking about the traumatic ordeal, Ariana told Ebro: Obviously [if you see it] on the news it affects you but not in the same way. You feel bad, you tweet it, you post a picture, you send your condolences, you say something and move on.

As her voice cracks, Ariana adds: But then Christmas comes and youre thinking about it. Its like… fuck, Im so sorry, before momentarily stopping amidst tears.

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Clearly overcome with emotion, Ariana continues to explain: Its like people are permanently affected by this shit and its just like, perspective. It changes everything, changes your life quite a bit. You want to be more present and follow happy impulses and figure it out later and stay in the moment.

A few weeks after the terror attack, Ariana hosted the One Love Manchester concert which saw performances from other musicians, such as Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher and Miley Cyrus.

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