Ariana Grande Reveals The ‘Thank U, Next’ Tracklist, Cover & Release Date
UPDATE: The cover for Thank U, Next arrived early! Ariana Grande unveiled it this afternoon! Check it out below!
Now is the time to start gluing down your wigs because Ariana Grande is coming to snatch them on February 8. That is the date she will officially drop her fifth LP – Thank U, Next. The 25-year-old hopped online yesterday (January 22) to confirm the news she teased earlier in the week. She also generously unveiled the tracklist. If the titles are anything to go by, there’s a lot of iconic material on the way. Obviously, the record-shattering title track (Ari’s first to top the Billboard Hot 100) made the final cut. As did buzz track “imagine” and current single “7 Rings.” The latter is on track to become the Coachella headliner’s second chart-topper. Since dropping last Friday, it has remained at the top spot on US iTunes and has amassed nearly 58 million streams on Spotify. With 62 million views and counting, the accompanying video is clearly another viral smash.
The previously released bops are sure to be in good company. We’ve already heard a snippet of “Needy.” She’s also teased a couple titles in her “breathin” video last year and a rumored tracklist included the likes of “NASA.” Other songs I’ll be anxiously waiting to hear including “bad idea,” “bloodline” and the iconically titled “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.” If Arianators are right, the latter may include a sample from *NSYNC’s “It Makes Me Ill.” It is also allegedly produced by Max Martin. Basically, it is shaping up to be another banger. At this point, it seems clear that Ari has enough hits on the way to totally dominate the remainder of 2019. February 8 cannot come soon enough! Keep an eye peeled for the album cover, which should be unveiled Friday (January 25). That’s also the day Thank U, Next will be available for pre-order. In the meantime, check out the full tracklist below!
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 23, 2019