Ariana Grande Announces New Album 'Sweetener,' Teases Release Date

By James Dinh

May 2, 2018

Aside from offering the debut performance of her new single, "No Tears Left To Cry," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande revealed that her new album, Sweetener, is due in July.

During her Tuesday appearance (May 1) on the late-night show, the 24-year-old opened up about the upcoming LP, sharing several details about the project with the host. "It's kind of about bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life, or about somebody that brings light to your life, or sweetening the situation," Grande said of the album, which saw her team up with Pharrell and Max Martin. Among the songs set to appear on the LP include "R.E.M.," "The Light Is Coming," "God Is a Woman" and an intro called "Raindrops." Interestingly enough, the opener samples Four Seasons' 1964 track, "An Angel Cried," which was co-written by Grande's grandfather's best friend.

Later in the interview, Grande revealed that she'll be doing something special every 20th of the month before the LP drops. Additionally, she announced that she'll be opening up the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20).

Grande's appearance on the late-night show marked her first interview since the horrific bombing attack at the end of her Manchester show in 2017. At the end of the interview, Fallon thanked the starlet for coming onto the show and took the reigns in sharing some words from the singer's emotional letter regarding the attack. Scroll on below to see more from her appearance on The Tonight Show.

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