Fans of Ariana Grande have a reason to rejoice as the pop star has announced that she will be releasing her new album in 2024. The singer took to Instagram to share the news with her 380 million followers, along with some behind-the-scenes photos and videos from her studio sessions.
Ariana Grande, who has won two Grammy awards and sold over 150 million records worldwide, wrote “See you next year” on a piece of paper with red lipstick, hinting at the release date of her upcoming album. She also posted a video where she said, “I’m so tired but so happy and grateful. I also feel like I weigh 3,000 tons.” The video was captioned, “It’s almost the last day of this album.”
The album will be Grande’s seventh studio album and her first since Positions, which came out in 2020. Her previous albums include Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014), Dangerous Woman (2016), Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019). All of her albums have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Ariana Grande shares glimpses of her studio sessions
Grande also showed her fans some candid moments from her recording process, such as crying while giving a thumbs-up, dancing while facetiming someone, and lying on a couch wrapped in a furry blanket. She later shared two of the pictures on her Instagram story, jokingly writing, “The two moods of the album.”
In addition to working on her new music, Ariana Grande will also be making her big-screen debut in 2024, starring in the film adaptation of the hit musical Wicked. She will play the role of Glinda, the good witch, opposite Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, the wicked witch. The film will also feature Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode, Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum in supporting roles.
ariana grande and ethan slater spotted in nyc pic.twitter.com/4qlORwPt0A
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Ariana Grande has been dating Slater, who is a Broadway actor and singer, since 2022. The couple was recently spotted on a dinner date in New York City, along with Grande’s father and a friend. According to a source, they also went to see Slater’s new musical, Spamalot, which is a parody of the Arthurian legend. The source said, “They love to support each other in their work … when she’s done with work, she loves going to the theater when she can.”