ARIANA GRANDE: THANK U, NEXT
Written by Charlie Renagade on February 9, 2019
Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Following the release of her previous studio album Sweetener (2018), Grande began working on a new album in October of the same year, enlisting writers and producers such as Tommy Brown, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Andrew “Pop” Wansel. The album was created in the midst of personal matters, including the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and breaking up with fiancé Pete Davidson.
The title track was released as the album’s lead single on November 3, 2018, and became a commercial success, peaking atop of the charts of 12 countries and becoming Grande’s first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The track also broke a string of records, including the record for the most plays in a single day by a female artist on Spotify. Its second single, “7 Rings”, was released on January 18, 2019, and also performed well internationally, peaking at number one in 15 countries and making Grande the third female artist to have two or more songs debuting atop of the Billboard Hot 100. “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” was released as the third single on the day of the album’s release. In support of both Sweetener and Thank U, Next, Grande will embark on the Sweetener World Tour, beginning in March 2019.
Follow her through social media for updates and tour @Arianagrande