Hold Up: Is Ariana Grande Already Working on Her Fifth Album?
It seems like only yesterday Ariana Grande was hyping up her fourth studio album, Sweetener, all across social media. And though that record only came out a little over a month ago, it seems the pop star is already on to her next!
Over the past few days, Grande has been coyly teasing her fifth studio album on Twitter and Instagram.
In a since-deleted tweet posted Monday (October 1), the singer wrote, "Can't wait for you guys to start being weird AG5 detectives," referring to her fans as her "lil private investigators."
In a series of Instagram stories, Grande shared photos from the studio, where she is apparently recording... something, as well as a cryptic photo of a whiteboard with nine numbered items blacked out—forthcoming song titles, perhaps?
"This is what happens when we hang out for three days, yikes," she wrote, tagging singer and previous collaborator Victoria Monet, hip-hop duo Social House, pop-R&B artist Tayla Parx, Grammy-nominated producer Tommy Brown and songwriter Kaydence Visus, who co-wrote Sweetener track "better off."
But wait—there's more!
When Ariana Grande fan account @thegranderoom mused about the possibility of a joint Sweetener and AG5 tour, Grande seemingly popped into the comments to confirm the theory.
"I showed this to [manager Scooter Braun] and he goes, 'Who is this fortune teller that's dictating all our movements?'"
Now, fans believe that Grande may hold touring for Sweetener until 2020, and will release a fifth album in 2019. See below:
Ari, can you give us a minute to breathe!? (Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin'...)