More than one year after the release of her record-breaking fifth studio album thank u, next, Ariana Grande returns with her upcoming sixth studio album positions. The album will be released on October 30, 2020 through Republic Records.
The singer first announced her sixth studio album on October 14th, 2020, via Twitter:
i can’t wait to give u my album this month
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020
After a retweet of the tweet by Canadian singer The Weeknd, fans speculated a collaboration between the two artists on positions. A few days later, Grande tweeted a link to her website, revealing the release dates of the album and its lead single “positions”, being the 23rd and the 30th of October, respectively.
Ariana Grande has managed to stay under the radar for much of 2020 aside from a few promotional appearances for “Stuck With U” and “Rain on Me,” her collaborations with Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, respectively. Her sixth studio album, Positions, will be the follow-up to Thank U, Next.
The breakup record, which she released in February 2019 after calling off her four-month engagement to Pete Davidson the previous October, featured the No. 1 singles “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” and was nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards.