Ariana Grande reportedly working on new music with Max Martin

Ariana Grande is reportedly working on new music with Max Martin while in NYC
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It’s going to be three years since Ariana Grande, singer and songwriter, released her sixth studio album, Positions, on October 30, 2020, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Grande’s fifth number-one album! Soon after releasing the album, she became the first artist to have five number-one debuts on the Hot 100 and the first to have their first five number-one debuts at the top. With such a great overall reception, the anticipation among the fans to know what the future projects from the artist will be like has skyrocketed. 

One of the reasons is that the hiatus taken by “No Tears Left to Cry” powerhouse vocalist has been longer than what everyone initially expected it to be as over the years, Grande, 30, has been known to release new albums within a gap of one year. For context, before releasing Positions, she released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, with Pharrell Williams in 2016, followed by Thank U, Next, which is her fifth studio album, released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Due to this, her fans have been wanting to know whether she is working on her next musical project or not.

If you are wondering the same, then we can assure the readers that we have some good news to share! Despite being busy with her ongoing schedule, it was previously announced that Grande would play Glinda for the upcoming two-part film adaptation of the musical Wicked, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring alongside Cynthia Erivo, who will play Elphaba. The first part, Wicked: Part One, is slated to be released on November 27, 2024. Moreover, she released a reissue of her debut studio album, Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition), on August 25, 2023.


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The pop sensation is all set to make a comeback and captivate her loyal fans with her incredible talent and unwavering dedication to her craft. To add cherry on top, the news of her rumored collaboration with the legendary Swedish record producer and songwriter Max Martin has awakened the fandom by sending shockwaves among them, which has left them eagerly anticipating what this dynamic duo has in store for them. As Ariana finds herself immersed in the vibrant energy of New York City, it’s clear that she is determined to push boundaries and deliver a musical experience like no other!

The latest report, which includes sources close to Page Six, has confirmed the following:  

Grande wants to devote all of her energy to the much-awaited film “Wicked” before beginning a new musical endeavor and returning to the recording studio.

Sadly, due to filming being shut down because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, making the most of her leisure time, the Grammy-winning singer went into the studio to begin work on her eagerly anticipated seventh album. Insiders say she’s been hard at work with producer Max Martin in New York, recording the follow-up to her 2020 record “Positions,” with whom she collaborated in the past on some of the most popular musical projects like “God Is a Woman,” “Love Me Harder,” “Break Free,” and “Side to Side,” among others. 

The insider also suggested that “Her priority has been Glinda [her character in ‘Wicked’] for the past two years, and still is, as they haven’t finished the film.” Further stating, “She doesn’t know when she’ll want to release” an album, “as she wants to be respectful of the timeline for ‘Wicked,’ and originally didn’t want to do any music at all until after the films were released.” The insider also added, “She works quickly and drops [in] instinctively whenever she feels ready… so who knows?”

Lastly, we urge the fans to keep a close eye on Ariana Grande’s social media handles for all the latest updates on her planned future projects because, as of writing this article, the release date for her new music projects is still unknown, and we suspect it might get hinted at in the coming weeks. In this new age, social media has become the go-to platform for artists to drop hints and share exciting updates. In the meantime, take a look at some of the reactions shared by her followers as soon as the reports about her working on new music with Max Martin while in New York started being shared by millions across social media.