Ariana Grande Just Confirmed These Two Music Idols ‘Blessed’ Her New Album With Contributions
During a round of 20 Questions with fans on Twitter Thursday (July 12), the pop star all but confirmed that she's worked with two of her biggest personal inspirations on her new album, Sweetener.
When a fan asked what her "favorite thing" about the Sweetener era is, Grande revealed that two of her favorite artists — both of whom she shares a special connection — contributed to her fourth studio album.
"i’m adding to this answer.... the fact that both of my idols have blessed this project in their own little way," she wrote, before spilling the tea: "@imogenheap @madonna."
"it’s .......... unbelievable to me. i cry thinking ab it. bye i’m crying," Grande excitedly gushed.
For context, Imogen Heap and Madonna are literally two of Grande's favorite and most influential artists. And just yesterday (July 11), the singer ignited rumors of a collaboration with the Queen of Pop (and fellow Italian-American) when she cryptically tweeted "thank you ... u know why" at the icon.
Grande also spilled some more details about her upcoming album during the impromptu chat with Arianators.
When asked about the repercussions of her next single being called "God is a Woman," which some may find offensive, she wrote, "i was expecting it and of course understand it ... but it’s art. it’s okay if not everybody understands everything i do. i’m grateful for the opportunity to be myself and inspire others to do that as well. I would rather do that than play it safe."
She also shared that she's considering getting a tattoo for either her upcoming song "R.E.M." or "Get Well Soon."
Her second official single off Sweetener, "God Is a Woman," drops tonight — and who knows? Maybe it's one of the Sweetener era efforts "blessed" by Heap or Madonna.