Ariana Grande just dropped two major details about her fast-approaching new music.
Just a day after announcing that her new song will arrive Friday, Jan. 12, and be titled “Yes, And?,” the 30-year-old pop star confirmed that the lead single will not share a name with her upcoming seventh album, as some fans had previously speculated. She also clarified that the photo she paired with the song announcement – a blurry image of the left side of her face and red lips – will indeed serve as the album cover.
“p.s. i couldn’t wait any longer to tell you that although this is not the album title, it is indeed the album cover (well…….one of them!),” the vocalist wrote on her Instagram Story Monday (Jan. 8), resharing her post from the day prior announcing the single.
“Yes, And?” follows weeks of Grande teasing her musical comeback on social media, where she’s been sharing photos and muted clips of her time in the studio putting the project together. Last week, she sported a custom “Yes, And?” sweatshirt in public, leading fans to wonder whether it was the title of a new song or album.
The star’s latest album rollout follows her years-long break from music, having spent the time since 2020’s Positions focusing on her R.E.M. Beauty business and her role in the upcoming live-action adaptations of the Broadway musical Wicked. In the past three years, her pop-star endeavors have only spanned guesting on other artists’ songs here and there (such as the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Die for You” with The Weeknd and “Met Him Last Night” with Demi Lovato) and releasing a 10th anniversary edition of her debut album, Yours Truly.
A couple days before the new year, she reflected on her time spent away from music in 2023. “I’ve never felt more at the mercy of and in acceptance of what life was screaming to teach me,” she wrote in a message on her Instagram Story. “I have never felt more pride or joy or love while simultaneously feeling so deeply misunderstood by people who don’t know me, who piece whispers together and make what they want out of me and their assumptions of my life.”
The article “Ariana Grande Reveals Whether ‘Yes, And?’ Is the Title of Her New Album, Clarifies Cover Art” by Hannah Dailey was published on 08/01/2024 by www.billboard.com