Take My Money: Ariana Grande’s New Album ‘Sweetener’ Is Available For Pre-Order This Month

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So much Sweetener.

 

Ariana Grande revealed her forthcoming album, Sweetener, has 15 tracks in total.

UPDATE // JUNE 4:

That’s a wrap!

Ariana confirms her new album is complete and has plans to share it with fans at a listening party in the coming weeks.

DM me, sis.

She also revealed the record will be available for pre-order on June 20th.

See the new Tweets, plus the original reports detailing the record’s collaborations and tracklist length, below:

 

 


 

UPDATE // MAY 30:

The original report below confirms Ari just added more songs to Sweetener, bringing the grand total to 15 (from 10).

It gets better! The pint sized pop star also confirmed there’s 3 collaborations on it (as of now).

 

 

We know one of them is with Nicki Minaj. Ari teased that track here. The other two? We also know she has a song with Troye Sivan in the works, and in her new interview with The Fader, she confirms a collab with Missy Elliott. The song is called  “Borderline” and was produced by Pharrell.

Here’s a copy + paste quote from The Fader interview about the additional songs:

“A few weeks after our interview, Ariana posted to her Instagram story that she decided to add five tracks to her album, bringing the total tracklist up to 15 songs. We hopped on the phone to talk about the last-minute creative push, and Ariana seems even happier and more energized than before.

After recently reaching an “emotional rock bottom,” she revisited some of the songs she had decided to initially cut. The additions are three more from the Pharrell sessions, one from the Max camp, and one with her close past collaborator producer Tommy Brown. She first worried that these songs were “too emotionally honest” and might make her fans worried, but after some of the fears she was writing about came true, she gave them a second look. “There are parts of my life that they would love to know about,” she says, “and hard times that I have been dealing with for the past year-and-a-half that they deserve to know about because they love me endlessly and care. I don’t want to hide any pain from them because I can relate to their pain. Why not be in it together?”

She explains to me she that realized she had still been putting up emotional walls. “I guess I was kind of running on zero and pretending to be at a 10 for about 10 months,” she says. “It took me getting to, I deserve to be at a 10, and fuck it, and let’s fucking go, and now I feel so free and happy as fuck. Reaching that feeling made me look at the songs and be like What? What?! I wasn’t going to put this on the album? Oh my god, this is a bop! What was I fucking thinking? How did I get in my own head about blah-blah-blah that I would dare take this off the album.

 

 


 

EARLIER // MAY 26:

This is very good news! Last year, Grande told fans her next record would probably only have about 10 songs. It appears the pop star has changed her mind. She posted a video on Instagram confirming she just added a bunch of new tracks in addition to the ones that already made the cut.

“I added 5 songs to the album and I love it more now than I ever did,” she said.

The songs we know for sure so far include “No Tears Left To Cry,” “R.E.M.,” “The Light Is Coming,” “God Is a Woman,” “Get Well Soon” and the intro, “Raindrops.”


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Ari was recently featured in Time, and they got the scoop on a couple of tracks.

“Get Well Soon” is therapeutic for her. Time says her vocals are “interwoven in dense layers of sound, creating an otherworldly effect.”

“It’s like I’m talking to all of my thoughts in my head,” Ari says of the track, “and they’re singing back to me.”

They also shed light on “God Is A Woman.” They describe it as an “anthemic, sultry banger… in which Grande’s voice is layered so that it sounds like a choir, but really, it’s only her, multiplied.”

See the announcement below:

 

 

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