Grammy Award-nominated singer Ariana Grande’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Sweetener, is now out via Island Records/Republic Records. Sweetener includes three previously released tracks, ‘No Tears Left To Cry’, now officially certified RIAA Platinum, ‘The Light Is Coming’, and current second single ‘God Is A Woman’.
Grande is currently preparing for the television debut performance of ‘God Is A Woman’, on MTV’s Video Music Awards, which airs on Monday, 20 August from Radio City Music Hall. ‘God Is A Woman’ was released alongside the female empowered music video directed by Grammy Award-winning director Dave Meyer. Meyers also directed the music videos for ‘The Light Is Coming’ and ‘No Tears Left to Cry’, and all three videos combined have now been streamed on VEVO over 600 million times.
Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash ‘The Way’), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, R&B, soul, and electronic music. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits ‘Problem’ and ‘Bang Bang’ (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance).
The singer embraced a more uncompromising vision with her third, Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice – one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album last year, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.
Ariana Grande’s recent single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ debuted at #1 on iTunes in 88 countries worldwide and began the next era for Sweetener. With the release of ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ she became the first artist in music history to see the lead single from her first four albums debut on the Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. This year she has graced the prestigious magazine covers of Time’s Next Generation Leaders, Fader, and British Vogue.
Sweetener is out now and can be bought here.