Ariana Grande has provided material for a thousand memes with the release of the tracklist for her fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next.”
According to an Instagram post, the tracklist for the upcoming album, to be released February 8, is as follows:
In My Head
Thank U, Next
Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
Title track “Thank U, Next” was released as the lead single Nov. 3 and Grande dropped an accompanying music video that referenced classic films like “Mean Girls,” “13 Going on 30” and “Legally Blonde” on Nov. 30. “Thank U, Next” became Grande’s first song to debut at No. 1. The album’s second single, “7 rings,” hit platforms Jan. 18 along with a music video.
The release of her latest album comes relatively quickly, with her fourth, “Sweetener,” having landed in August 2018.
The announcement predictably sent the Internet into a tizzy, particularly the somewhat provocative final track.
Grande is up for two Grammy awards at the 2019 ceremony, for best pop solo performance for “God Is A Woman” and best pop vocal album for “Sweetener.” She’s been nominated four times previously. She’s scheduled to headline Coachella in April, and sources have indicated to Variety that she’s also been booked for Lollapalooza.