Get ready, you guys, because Ariana Grande‘s sixth studio album is officially complete! Yep, Tayla Parx (who has worked with the singer numerous times in the past) confirmed the exciting news that the LP was done on Wednesday, September 23, and we have all the exciting details on it.
“The ‘Thank U, Next’ crew did get back together over quarantine — after like, five COVID tests, literally. We just kind of let it happen naturally, same way as the last album. I can tell you she’s made, yet again, another evolution,” the singer and songwriter told Business Insider. “I’m excited for her to tell you guys just more about where her head was at with this project, because it truly is incredible.”
OK, so wait — when can fans expect to hear Grande’s new tunes? What will they sound like? What are the songs going to be about? What is the album going to be called? And what else do we know about it? Not to worry, people, because we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything we know so far about the “Dangerous Woman” songstress’ upcoming sixth album…
Grande Was First Spotted In The Studio In January
Back in January 2020, musician Njomza and producer Tommy Brown shared pictures that showed Grande in the studio, and fans quickly went into a frenzy. Since then, she has posted a few more snaps from inside the recording booth, and every time she does, it makes us even more excited to hear what she’s been working on!
She’s Teased Some Of Her New Songs Online
In February 2020, Grande teased her upcoming music when she posted a pic of her computer screen, and it showed files that were seemingly her new songs! She unfortunately covered their names.
“I should not post this but f**k it,” she captioned the post. “It’s a playlist of things I’ve made since I’ve been home. I love this s**t I can’t help it.”
And when a fan replied and told her to “take a break,” Grande added, “I am antsy and inspired. I miss feeding my children I am bored.”
“Wish I could play [you] things as I make them… but… inspired and not resting and nothing has changed. [Just] thought [you] should know,” she wrote in a separate post. “OK, that’s enough for now. I promise nothing’s happening yet. Just had to get that off my chest. Love [you] way too much.”
Then, on March 24, 2020, the 27-year-old posted a snippet of one of her new songs to Instagram!
“I miss making things, can’t wait to get back to work,” she wrote, alongside a video that had the unreleased track playing in the background.
On September 14, 2020, she teased her new tunes again when she posted a video of her singing one of them to Twitter.
Grande Has Also Registered Some New Tunes
On June 16, 2020, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that the former Nickelodeon star had registered a new song called “My Hair” to GEMA, a music database that helps artist get paid! It was cowritten by Victoria Monet, Parx and Brown — the same crew who has worked on some of her biggest hits of all time.
Are There Going To Be Any Collabs On The Album?
Some fans are convinced that the Victorious alum is going to have a song with BTS on the upcoming LP. Why? Well, she has been spotted hanging with them a few times, plus, Jungkook posted a video of himself singing a song that sounded extremely similar to one of the unreleased songs that she had teased in the past. Please let this be true!
So When Is The Album Coming Out?
Unfortunately, there’s no official release date for it just yet, but we hope the artist announces something soon!
What Else Has Grande Been Up To?
Grande has been pretty busy during the coronavirus quarantine. Besides working on his sixth album, she has also been spending a lot of time with her new beau, Dalton Gomez. That’s right, for those who missed it, the couple went Instagram official back in June 2020, and since then, they have been total goals. They even went on a super romantic trip to Utah together, and they shared so many pics from the vacation!
According to People Magazine, the actress and Dalton — who is a buyer’s agent for the Aaron Kirman Group, a luxury real estate agency housed in Los Angeles — have actually been dating since January 2020, despite not going public with their relationship until months later. A source told them back in March 2020, “They have been hanging out for a couple of months. Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton.”
Is There Any Other New Music We Should Be Excited For?
“I’m in the process of working on [my album]. I’m still going into the studio to write on it today. It took a different direction. Obviously my life has changed a lot. It was a story about everything that had happened, and now it’s kind of evolving into where my life is at today,” she explained. “It’s beautiful to have your story to tell and I’m excited to incorporate that into my next project. I don’t have a timeline but I’m working on it.”
That’s not all. Shawn Mendes confirmed back in February that he was working hard on his next album, and get this — his girlfriend, Camila Cabello, even revealed during an Instagram Live that she had heard some of his new songs and that they are “pretty magical.”
Miley Cyrus explained during an Instagram Live on March 25, 2020, that she originally was going to release her new music “this summer,” but that it was pushed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The blonde beauty also explained to Wall Street Journal, “Yeah, I kind of finished my record and I was ready to go to all these festivals, but it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time. But I made a record that’s kind of rock influenced, hence my mullet.”
Fans are also convinced that Harry Styles has been secretly hard at work on his third studio album! Yep, you guys might want to brace yourselves for some new tunes from the One Direction singer because he was recently spotted in Bath, England. Now, it’s still unclear what he was doing there, but some fans were quick to point out that his last LP, Fine Line, was recorded at a studio right near Bath. Coincidence? We hope not.
We can’t wait to hear all of their new music!