Ariana Grande denies new album is dropping this week

The pop star was rumoured to be releasing the 'Sweetener' follow-up tomorrow (November 9)

Ariana Grande has denied her new album is arriving this week.

Rumours had been circulating online that the pop star would be releasing the follow-up to ‘Sweetener‘ tomorrow (November 9).

However, the singer has now spoken out about the reports, saying the record isn’t ready to release. “I’ve seen rumours that it’s coming Friday but it’s not yet,” she tweeted when a fan asked for a release date. “We still finishing things up.”


Despite Grande still working on the album, she has already confirmed its title and shared the title track, ‘Thank U, Next‘. The song contains references to some of her famous exes – Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and Mac Miller.

The singer only released her fourth studio album, ‘Sweetener’, in August. In a four-star review, NME said: “Ariana’s such a star that she can turn some of the album’s most left-field cuts into effortlessly charming pop gold.

She is still putting out material from the record, with the video for ‘Breathin” arriving yesterday (November 7). Fans have speculated Grande has hinted at the tracklist for her next album within the video, specifically on a shot of a departure board, which features words like “Remember”, “Imagine”, and “Needy”.

The star performed ‘Thank U, Next’ on The Ellen Show earlier today (November 8). During the First Wives Club-inspired performance, she fell off a chair, causing her to exclaim, “Oh my god!” and laugh.


Meanwhile, a collection of unreleased songs by Grande was apparently “discovered” by one of her fans recently. However, a source close to the singer told NME it was not affiliated with the star.