Ariana Grande Is not Releasing a New Album Till After “Depraved”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Ariana Grande attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Settle in, pop followers, as a result of the anticipate Ariana Grande‘s seventh album might be an extended one. In a brand new video for the R.E.M. Magnificence YouTube channel, the “Positions” singer bought candid about when she can be releasing new music, and for now, the reply isn’t till she completes filming on “Wicked.” Grande is set to play Glinda within the two-part adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu, and since that is her dream function, she’s focusing all of her power into giving one of the best efficiency she will.

Whereas giving viewers a tutorial on the right way to recreate her geometric eyeliner look, Grande answered followers’ questions, together with one about when she can be releasing new music. “This can be a query I am nervous to reply, however I really feel like I wish to have slightly little bit of transparency and honesty with my followers,” she stated. “The reality is, I’ve not begun an album.”

“The Voice” coach went on to disclose that she desires to ensure “Depraved” has one hundred pc of her consideration. In spite of everything, she’s been dreaming about enjoying Glinda the Good Witch since she was slightly woman. “That’s going to have each piece of me, each minute, each ounce of my coronary heart, my time, my soul, my every little thing that I can provide it,” she stated of the function. “My palms are fairly full with lots of different ‘thrillifying’ work for the time being. I’m spending all of my time with Glinda, I simply was not prepared.”

Chu not too long ago introduced on Twitter that “Wicked” will be split into two parts, with the primary half releasing Christmas 2024 and the second on Christmas 2025. Filming of the film is about to start this summer season. Grande’s costar Cynthia Erivo, who’s enjoying Elphaba, not too long ago advised Variety that the solid and crew are nonetheless engaged on creating the film’s vibe. “We’re type of initially, we’re all having conversations about what we would like, what we wish to do, just like the fashion of it,” Erivo stated. “I spoke to Paul Tazewell, who’s our costume designer and only recently Oscar-nominated, and Jon [Chu], who’s our director, who’s unbelievable, and we’re all type of speaking about how we would like it to really feel.”

Provided that it is nonetheless early days for “Depraved,” it might be fairly a while earlier than Grande releases a brand new batch of authentic songs. Nonetheless, since “Depraved” is a musical, she will probably be singing her coronary heart out on the massive display quickly sufficient. Plus, Grande has wanted to play Glinda since at the least 2011, when she tweeted concerning the Broadway present. Now that her dream is coming true, it makes good sense that she’s specializing in Glinda as an alternative of a brand new album for now.


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