Ariana Grande’s fans will have to wait a bit longer for her new album. In a video posted to the 28-year-old 34+35 singer’s cosmetics company R.E.M. Beauty’s YouTube channel on Thursday, Grande answered fan questions, including one about the follow-up album to 2020’s Positions, which she hasn’t started working on yet.
As Grande said in the response to a fan about hernew album, “This is a question I’m nervous to answer, but I feel like I want to have a little bit of transparency and honesty with my fans,” she added, “The truth is, I have not begun an album.”
She further added, “I hear through the grapevine that you have a lot of theories and expectations in that department,” the pop star continued. “But after Positions, [I] was not ready to start another album yet, so I have not begun another album.”
Grande said shortly after the premiere of Positions, I learned about an audition for the upcoming film version of Wicked, in which I would play Glinda. Despite her long-standing love for the opera and extensive understanding of its story and music, Grande stated that she wanted to focus all of her attention on rehearsals.
Ariana stated, “I know that I know the material like the back of my hand, but I still have so much to learn, and I want to be [in] prime condition.”