Ariana Grande Selects “God Is A Woman” As Her Next ‘Sweetener’ Single

Update: Ariana Grande has moved up the release date for “God Is A Woman.” It will now drop tonight (June 12).

Ariana Grande promised to deliver something special for her fans on the 20th of every month leading up to the release of her album, Sweetener. This month she unveiled her Nicki Minaj-assisted “The Light Is Coming,” which many assumed was the LP’s second single. However, it appears that the anthem has been relegated to the status of a buzz track. Yesterday (June 27), the 25-year-old took to social media to announce that her “official second single” is coming on July 20. She went on to confirm she had selected “God Is A Woman” for the honor.

In a series of interviews, the track has been heavily plugged. A profile in TIME described it as a “sultry banger” with a layered vocal performance. The FADER added that it boasted a “beat you could probably get excommunicated for dancing the right way to.” On Twitter, Ari explained that the theme was about “sexual female empowerment & how women are literally everything & the universe is inside of us.” Basically, what we have heard is enough to make me very excited for the track to drop next month.

June has been a bountiful month for the big-voiced diva. Ari teamed up with Nicki for her previously mentioned buzz track and its ominous, Reebok-sponsored video. But the “Side To Side” collaborators also dropped the breezy “Bed” off the rapper’s Queen. The “Into You” siren hopped on Troye Sivan’s sensual “Dance To This.” She capped off the month by teasing “Raindrops,” the album’s Max Martin-produced opener on her birthday. Meanwhile, “No Tears Left To Cry” remains comfortably within the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Check out her latest announcement below!

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