She’s already teased the possible release date.
The year 2020 has been a lot of things. But it will also be the year we got a new Ariana Grande album. The singer casually announced on Twitter on October 14 that she will, indeed, be dropping a new LP in this month.
“I can’t wait to give u my album this month,” she wrote.
And just like that, her little 10-word announcement sent fans spiraling. Here’s what we know so far.
Grande unveiled a title, “Positions.”
The singer shared an Instagram video in which she types the word positions on a keyboard. Though it already has her fans excited, it’s unclear if this is the name of the album or first single.
She also shared two release dates.
Grande updated her website with the new title and two countdowns. One points to Friday at midnight ET, likely the arrival of her single, and the other points to midnight ET on October 30, presumably the arrival of her album.
Grande has recently been teasing new music.
Over the past few months, the singer has hinted that new music is on the way with occasional clips on social media. Just last week, she revealed that she was “turning in” mixes for new songs with a selfie taken at what looks like a recording studio.
And in September, she shared a clip of her vocals layered in an angelic harmony.
This as-yet-untitled project would be Grande’s sixth album, following Thank U, Next, which arrived in February 2019, and Sweetener, which dropped in August 2018.
The Internet is already going wild over the news.
Here are just a few of the reactions.
She recently teamed up for some big collaborations.
Outside of her new album, Grande joined forces with Lady Gaga earlier this year for “Rain on Me,” a VMA winner, and Justin Bieber for “Stuck with U,” a sweet love song for the quarantine era. The duet debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
She’s also rumored to have something in the works with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson for a holiday-themed project, which the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer recently teased on social media.