Ariana Grande Announces February Release Date For New Album / Reveals Tracklist

Published: Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019 by Sam

Ariana Grande is officially tossing the rulebook out the window.

Because, just five months after releasing her fourth studio album ‘Sweetener,’ the songbird has announced that’s she’s on the brink of unleashing its follow-up.

Long-rumored to be titled ‘Thank U, Next’ (after the like-titled chart smash), the LP’s release date and tracklist were unveiled moments ago.

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Taking to social media, Grande confirmed that the 12-song set will be arriving on February 8th. It includes previously head jams such as ‘Imagine’ and ‘7 Rings.’

Peep the tracklist…

The unique move means not only will Grande have released two full albums within six months of each other, she will be embarking on the tour for the former after the release of the latter. For the first leg of her ‘Sweetener World Tour’ kicks off in March.

We’re uber intrigued.

See, on the one hand we’re most definitely in the era of “new rules” and artists a la Ari are smartly wasting no time capitalising on that. However, there is arguable validity to the suggestion that effectively halving the traditional album cycle minimises the overall importance of the “album” as a format in and of itself.

Then again, given the speed of consumption and the public appetite for…more, Ms. Grande may very well be right on the money with ‘Thank U, Next’ – as the title alone pretty much sums up how music tends to be consumed these days.

It’s a different time and this starlet – for better or worse – is leading the charge.

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  1. I can’t January 22, 2019

    What… She’s “tossing the rulebook out” because Sweetener flopped. When an album is actually successful, it’s relevant for more than 5 months… Not that it even lasted that long but still.

    • Mrs. Latimore January 23, 2019

      This white b|tch AINT CREATE NO ‘RULEBOOK’! Back in 1998, DMX released two #1 albums in the same year. Tupac did the same thing before DMX in 1996. They created this ‘rulebook.’

      • SMH January 23, 2019

        Exactly. And X was the first artist (not rapper, artist) to have both albums debut at #1 in the same year.

      • iamdiego January 23, 2019

        No they didn’t. Much older artist started that. Aretha Franklin if one that comes to she started doing it way back in the 60’s. I’m going off topic but Nelly put out 2 separate albums on the same day now that was epic. I think that’s what Rihanna is planning to do.

      • jem January 23, 2019

        why she gotta be a “white” b**** tho

  2. DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? January 22, 2019

    Ariana Grande was virtually INVISIBLE to me b4 i saw the thank u next video. Finnally living up to the previously undeserved hype. voice is still nothing special tho.

    • Gotcha January 22, 2019

      Too bad the dinner ? table wasn’t invisible to your fat a$$!!!

  3. DanYiel Iman January 22, 2019

    Thank you, NEXT is the only song by her that I really like.??‍♂️

  4. Lol January 22, 2019

    If Sweetner was that good she wouldn’t feel the need to put something out 6 month later. This is what Plies did back in 2005-2007. He put out like 3 albums 6-8 months apart. But hey I guess her fans will eat it up and make lame excuses for her like they always do.

  5. LeShawn Bell January 22, 2019

    I don’t see how you can say Sweetener was a flop. I just think due to all the s*** she’s been through, her only way of getting through it was music. So she’s releasing this as a cathartic way of letting go of it.

    • ??? January 23, 2019

      it was a flop because it didnt even sell 250k copies.

  6. IG: mixedboy January 22, 2019


  7. Mhhmm January 22, 2019

    I wonder what ghostin sounds like?

    • Meme January 22, 2019

      It’s goes “boo, b*+ch boo, now you see me now you don’t, booooo, b*+ch moveeee!

  8. Paulo January 22, 2019

    Well by the titles I guess after Sweetener comes Bitter lol but let’s see.

    • iamdiego January 23, 2019


  9. K_man January 23, 2019

    She’s just still capitzing on that Man’s death. That’s why strike while the iron is hot!

  10. XYZ January 23, 2019

    Weren‘t you the ones hating on Rihanna because she has put out music every year? And now it’s „smart“ to capitalize on that?

  11. SMH January 23, 2019


  12. iamdiego January 23, 2019

    nothing wrong with it. most artist back in the day put out multiple albums in short periods of time.

  13. thanosoftitan January 23, 2019

    She could have left ‘imagine’ and ‘7 rings’ off the album. Very weak singles imo.

  14. SNF January 23, 2019

    Justice for Sweetner!!! That album is so dope.

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