Ariana Grande has released her new album positions. She announced the project in mid-October before releasing the song’s title track with a new music video last week. The album features guest spots from Doja Cat (“motive”), The Weeknd (“off the table”), and Ty Dolla $ign (“safety net”). Listen to the whole thing below.
positions is Grande’s sixth studio album and her fourth record in under three years. She released Sweetener in August of 2018 and followed it with thank u, next at the beginning of February in 2019. She also recorded a live album on her Sweetener world tour, k bye for now (swt live), and released it in December of last year.
Earlier this year, Grande joined Lady Gaga on “Rain on Me,” from Gaga’s May album Chromatica. The two performed the song together at MTV’s Video Music Awards in August as part of a Chromatica medley at the ceremony. The track won for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Cinematography. Grande’s springtime single with Justin Bieber, “Stuck with U,” also won for Best Music Video from Home.
In addition to her recent solo work, Grande has co-written a number of other collaborations. She developed “Ice Cream” with her “7 rings” co-writer Victoria Monét for BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez, and the track appeared on the K-pop group’s debut studio album earlier this year.
Prior to that, Grande and Monét teamed up on “Monopoly” last spring, and Grande co-wrote Normani’s debut solo single “Motivation,” which arrived a few months later. After taking the executive producer chair on the soundtrack for last year’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels, she remixed Lizzo’s hit “Good as Hell.” Grande also appeared as Piccola Grande, the Pickle Fairy of Hope on an episode of Jim Carrey’s Showtime comedy-drama Kidding.