Ariana Grande will have a new album out in less than a week.
Grande took the less-is-more approach when abruptly announcing her new album in the most nonchalant manner possible. Earlier in October, Grande took to Twitter and simply announced: “I can’t wait to give you my new album this month.”
i can’t wait to give u my album this month
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020
The tweet blew up immediately and has generated more than 230,000 likes, 66,000 quote tweets and 59,000 retweets in approximately 30 minutes after it was published.
Grande has not released a full-length project since Thank U, Next on Feb. 2, 2019. That project was her fourth chart-topping album and produced singles like “7 Rings” and the titular “Thank U, Next”. Grande has released two songs thus far this year: “Stuck with U” with Justin Bieber and “Rain on Me” with Lady Gaga.
She followed the post up by announcing that Positions would be the title of the first track and album. First by posting a slow motion video of her typing “Positions” out and then with a link to her website that includes two countdown clocks.
Naturally, her website crashed with everyone checking to see what the big announcement was.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 17, 2020
Fresh off the release of “Positions”, Grande shared the full tracklist, which includes “Motive” with Doja Cat, “Off The Table” with The Weeknd and a third collab with Ty Dolla $ign on “Safety Net”.
i don’t have a top three or anything ! everything goes hand in hand. this project is my favorite for many reasons and i really can’t wait for it to be yours. thank u for your love and excitement, it means the world to me. 🤍
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 24, 2020
She added that she doesn’t have a “top three” and “everything goes hand in hand. This project is my favourite for many reasons and I really can’t wait for it to be yours.”
Fans were understandably enthusiastic about the news.
thank u for not pulling a 4 month hiatus on us … i was getting worried @ArianaGrande
— liv (@Iookonyou) October 14, 2020
A NEW ARIANA GRANDE ALBUM IN LESS THAN 16 DAYS………….. DO Y'ALL REALIZE HOW INSANE THAT IS?
— max (@BADlDEAA) October 14, 2020
AG6 IS COMING THIS MONTH pic.twitter.com/Hq4RBEhbrL
— Grande Tour News (@GrandeTourNews) October 14, 2020
Everybody say thank you Ariana Grande for saving 2020.
— coleen ❀ (@girlygrandexo) October 14, 2020
Omg I'm crying 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😁😁😁😁😁🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😍😍😍
— Kiera (@tattooedariana5) October 14, 2020