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Ariana Grande Reveals 'Sweetener' Album Title With Jimmy Fallon
Ariana Grande stopped by "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" on May 1, and boy did we learn a lot.
Starting with her upcoming album, the singer/songwriter revealed the title is Sweetener because "it's kind of about bringing light to a situation or to someone's life or somebody else brings life to your life. Sweetening the situation."
Grande also tipped that the album will be coming this summer, and on the 20th of every month she will do something special ahead of its release. On April 20 we got the first single, "No Tears Left To Cry." On May 20 Grande will perform at the Billboard Music Awards. She also dropped the hint that there's only a few more 20th dates left, which would put the release date at July or August.
The GRAMMY nominee also shared a few track names, including "R.E.M.," "The Light Is Coming," "God Is A Woman," and the lowdown on a short intro track, "Raindrops," which borrows from a '50s Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song called "An Angel Cried."
Grande also hinted that they hid the entire album track list in "the video" — we assume "No Tears Left To Cry" — but the list isn't in order. She also tweeted a few lyrics to "R.E.M." earlier in the week.
and it was on a day like this ... yeah ... if you can belieeeeve ... if you can believe ... you're such a dream to me
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 28, 2018
During her appearance on the popular late-night TV show, Grande also played a round of "Musical Genre Challenge," which saw the superstar imitate Evanescence's Amy Lee for a rendition of Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE." and channel a '90s diva for a version of Drake's "God's Plan."
Sweetener will be Grande's fourth studio album and her latest since her 2016 GRAMMY-nominated LP, Dangerous Woman.