The album comes just slightly more than nine months after a suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped with shrapnel at a concert she was performing at, which took place at England's Manchester Arena. That explosion ended up causing 23 deaths (including the bomber) and more than 500 injuries. Not at all surprisingly, Grande suspended her tour after the bombing.
TMZ adds that half of this newest album was produced by Pharrell, with the other half was produced by Max Martin, whom she has frequently collaborated with. Additionally, in a move that's new for her, Ariana had involvement with the writing of every song. The exact release date for the project is currently unknown, but the next step will most likely be the release of visuals and album art. Oh, and a single. Who knows though, considering today's musical landscape, Grande might just drop the whole project on us without warning.