The year 2020 has been a lot of things. But it's also 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
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020
"I can't wait to give u my album this month," she wrote. And lo and behold, it's finally here. Stream Positions below.
Her first single was "Positions."
Grande dropped the new pop tune with a presidential music video on October 23.
Grande unveiled the title with a cryptic video.
To tease fans with her new music, the singer shared an Instagram video in which she typed the word positions on a keyboard.
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:40am PDT
On October 23, Grande dropped the first single, "positions," and its presidential-themed music video.
She also shared the release date.
Grande updated her website with the new title and two countdowns. One points to October 23 at midnight ET, which was the arrival of her single, and the other points to midnight ET on October 30, the arrival of her album.
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) October 17, 2020
The track list features some awesome collaborators.
Grande shared the full track list for her new album on Instagram, which revealed duets with The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and Ty Dolla $ign.
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Oct 24, 2020 at 2:00pm PDT
.@ArianaGrande has unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album, #positions, which features collaborations from @TheWeeknd, @DojaCat, and @TyDollaSign. 🤍
The album will be released this Friday. pic.twitter.com/Nr9pfTxyi0
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 24, 2020
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.
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Oct 7, 2020 at 10:01am PDT
And in September, she shared a clip of her vocals layered in an angelic harmony.
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Sep 14, 2020 at 6:30pm PDT
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.
i screamed so loud my windows shattered <3
— Nick Lehmann (@NickStopTalking) October 14, 2020
— t (@TyAmici) October 14, 2020
— matt ❀ stream positions (@hiloyonce) October 14, 2020
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.
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