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The pop sensation conveyed to fans in a message on Monday that she anticipates their enjoyment of her forthcoming album in its entirety upon its release on March 8th.
Ariana Grande is shifting her approach to singles with her latest album release.
Ahead of the launch of her highly anticipated album, “Eternal Sunshine,” the 30-year-old pop sensation provided an update for fans on Monday, aiming to set expectations for this release cycle.
Traditionally known for unveiling a series of singles before her albums hit the shelves, the Grammy winner disclosed in a message shared on her Instagram Story that she won’t be releasing any more standalone singles before the LP arrives in its entirety on March 8.
Beginning with “my loves,” the note from the chart-topper expressed gratitude, stating, “we are little over a month away from Eternal Sunshine and i don’t think it’s possible to articulate how grateful i am for your love, support and excitement!”
“i wanted to say… as hard as it is to resist the urge to share another song or single with you all asap, i would really love for you to experience the album in full this time,” Grande shared.
The “thank u next” artist clarified that she’ll “of course” release individual tracks as singles after the record is out, but explained that she didn’t want to release any besides “Yes, And?,” which dropped in January. She wrote, “… waiting a little longer for you to be able to listen fully through first really is my ideal way for you all to experience this body of work.”
“thank you for your trust in my vision and plan!” the Sweetener artist continued. “you have waited so long for new music from me and i am so grateful for your patience! I look forward to savoring every single moment of this new era with you all and i sincerely cannot wait for it to be yours!”
She concluded, “It’s going to be (and already is) so special. I am so excited for all that is to come. More than ever.”
Grande also hinted that, instead of releasing advanced songs, she has “a little surprise or two” in store for fans ahead of Eternal Sunshine’s early March release.
The pop star initiated the era of her seventh studio album in January with the release of its lead single, “Yes, And?.” The track made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, showcasing the songstress shrugging off criticism and embracing self-confidence over a polished disco-and-house-inspired beat.
The single arrived alongside its music video, a chic dance production heavily inspired by Paula Abdul’s iconic 1989 visual for “Cold Hearted.”
Shortly after the release of “Yes, And?,” Grande confirmed the upcoming album, a follow-up to 2020’s “Positions,” which she collaborated on with renowned pop producer Max Martin. In mid-January, she unveiled the project’s March 8 release date and announced its title via Instagram, sharing the album artwork featuring a blurred, close-up shot of her red-lipped face.
In another sneak peek of the forthcoming album shared on Instagram, the “7 Rings” singer offered her perspective on the effort, noting that some of the tracks feel “really vulnerable.”
The pop star posted a throwback video, seemingly featuring footage from last year, in which she previewed then-unreleased tracks to members of her record label, Republic Records.
“I’m nervous! I wanted to share with you that this is kind of a concept album because it’s all different heightened pieces of the same story of the same experience,” the star of the upcoming Wicked film said in the clip. “I’m, like, weirdly emotional.”
She informed her team that the album finds her “playing the part that people kind of expect me to be sometimes, and having fun with that.
“And the rest of it’s all kind of really vulnerable,” the musician added.