- 09 Apr 18
Rumours are rife that Ariana Grande will release the first single from her forthcoming album on April 27.
Reported collaborators on the album are Pharell Williams, producer Savan Kotecha (Westlife, The Weeknd) and songwriter and producer Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera).
Grande's last solo album 'Dangerous Woman' was released in 2016, and much has changed since then. While on tour with her momentous 'Dangerous Woman' tour, a terrorist set off a bomb in Manchester Arena during Grande's show - killing 23 people and injuring approximately 500 others.
In the aftermath, Grande rallied. She and her manager Scooter Braun staged a benefit concert in the city called "One Love Manchester". The event featured guests Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and Take That, among others. The benefit raised approximately $13million for victims of the terror attack.
Grande is known for her sense of political consciousness, also performing at a benefit concert in Charlottesville, Virginia in the wake of a white nationalist rally in the city.
In recent weeks, Grande also performed her song "Be Alright" at the March for Our Lives pro-gun-control march held in Washington D.C. She told the march, "This is for those brilliant students here today that are leading this march and for everybody participating today. Thank you so much for fighting for change and for love and safety and for our future.”