Its set to be her first album since 2019s smash hit thank u next
Ariana Grande is gearing up to release a new album within the next few weeks. The pop star made the surprising announcement on Twitter, revealing that her next album will drop in October. Based on industry standard release dates, that means it could come out Friday, October 16, 23, or 30:
i can’t wait to give u my album this month
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020
She previously tweeted about turning in mixes, hinting at new music to come:
turning in these mixes and reminding u again to register to vote if u haven’t already / to vote early pic.twitter.com/rx2xCJYAf0
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 7, 2020
Grande also teased snippets of new material:
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 15, 2020
Many fans noted that The Weeknd retweeted her announcement, possibly indicating that he’s featured on the project. The two artists worked together on 2014’s “Love Me Harder.” Grande previously confirmed that she has an unreleased song with Doja Cat, which could make its way onto the album.
The pop star’s last album of original material, thank u, next, dropped in February 2019 and became her most commercially successful release to date. She also dropped the live album, K bye for now (swt live) in December of last year, and scored a pair of No. 1 singles in 2020 alongside Justin Bieber (“Stuck with U”) and Lady Gaga (“Rain On Me”).