Sweetener (album) was released on August 17, 2018, by Ariana Grande.
The album expresses romance, relationships, and anxiety.
She co-wrote all the songs on the album except for the first track.
The song has over 25 million views on YouTube.
Sweetener went viral in September 2022 on TikTok.
Here’s a comment by @rileykristine: “My whole fyp is this trend rn and it’s just too good”.
Many TikTok users were thrusting/humping to the audio.
In this article, you’ll learn what is the Ariana Grande Sweetener meme/trend on TikTok and who started it.
Ariana Grande Sweetener meme
The Ariana Grande Sweetener meme on TikTok is about thrusting/humping to the beat.
One of the most popular videos of the trend was uploaded by @addicted2lay.
Her video was captioned “You’re a girl, you don’t even know how to handle allat”.
The video got over 2.1 million likes and it’s viewed over 11 million times.
The trend is about thrusting/humping the floor to the chorus of the song.
Here’s the audio on TikTok, “Get it, get it, get it, get it. Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it. Flip it, flip it, flip it”.
Here’s the full chorus, “And then you get it, get it, get it, get it (Ayy). Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it (Ayy). Flip it, flip it, flip it. You make me say oh (Sheesh!), oh (Sheesh!). Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it. Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it. Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it. You make me say oh (Sheesh!), oh (Sheesh!)”.
The videos are typically 5 seconds long.
Apparently, TikTok users are arguing about how difficult or easy it is to thrust to the beat.
Here’s a caption of a video by @local_scammerr, “Thank god I’m not a man, cause this is too much for me”.
And another caption by @haleyw9, “This ain’t even hard, guys be dramatic”.
Currently, there are over 75,000 videos using the “Sweetener by Ariana Grande” audio on TikTok.
Who started the Sweetener trend on TikTok?
The first TikTok user who posted a video (that went viral) using the “Sweetener by Ariana Grande” audio was @splashinn.
The video is an edit of Tyler, the Creator, an American rapper, dancing to the beat.
It has no caption except for 3 hashtags—#tylerthecreator, #PostitAffirmations, and #fyp.
Many people mistook him for iShowSpeed, a popular YouTuber, “I thought that was speed”.
The video got over 2.4 million views and more than 190,000 likes.
It’s not known who started the humping/thrusting the ground trend.
However, the trend is similar to the “Cbat Hudson Mohawke Reddit Meme“.
Cbat is a song by Hudson Mohawke that a Redditor claimed to make love while listening to it.
TikTokers are now using the song in their videos while thrusting to the rhythm—mocking the original poster.
Both of these trends went viral simultaneously in the first few days of September 2022.