New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Ariana Grande has reportedly wrapped up work on her fourth studio album, which it comes just slightly more than nine months after a suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped with shrapnel at a concert she was performing at, which took place at England's Manchester Arena. That explosion ended up causing 23 deaths (including the bomber) and more than 500 injuries. Not at all surprisingly, Grande suspended her tour after the bombing.
Insiders say that the pop princess played her new LP for executives at Republic Records and her manager Scooter
Braun. Grande corroborated that by posting a black-and-white photo of the session on Instagram Stories yesterday (March 2).
A few details have already emerged about the album. For instance, sources say that Pharrell Williams
and Max Martin
split the production duties down the middle, while Ari was involved in writing every single song. Grande is still reportedly working on album art and visuals. No release date has been announced.
Skateboard P collaborated with Grande on last year's "Heatstroke." He also teased their work together last year, saying, "Ariana Grande's album is amazing."
The yet-to-be-named LP, which was previewed late last year, is set to follow 2016's Dangerous Woman. It will also be the singer's first album since the bombing at her Manchester concert and the One Love benefit show that she organized in honor of the victims.