Hitmakers: Tayla Parx on the songwriting secrets of Thank U, Next

Ariana and myself have known each other since we were teenagers, but Thank U, Next was only our second time working together. I had done My Everything [the title track from Grande’s second album] but otherwise we hadn’t worked together for years.

It all started out because I was a fan of a play called 13 she was in, and she was a fan of a movie I was in called Hairspray. We ended up filming across from each other ...

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