Yours Truly, My Everything, and now, Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande’s third album is going to be released next Friday Saturday, May 20th with collaborations including Lil Wayne, Future, and Nicki Minaj.
The album was initially titled Moonlight, On Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January 2016, however, Grande revealed that she was no longer sure of the name, and that she might re-title the album after another song on the album. Later on She announced the new title of the album, Dangerous Woman, on February 22, 2016, through her Snapchat and Twitter accounts.
Changing the albums name wasn’t a last minute decision, but it was one that involved Grande to think of she wants to be portrayed, and how she views her growth. She posted a photo on Instagram with a caption quoting Egyptian feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi‘s 1975 novel, Woman at Point Zero as follows: “They said, ‘You are a savage and dangerous woman.’ I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous”.
So far, Grande released four songs from her upcoming album – The albums lead single Dangerous Woman, a title of one of the four tracks, truly marked a difference, and it managed to catch everyone’s attention. She was stronger, I would say dominant on her own terms – Be Alright & Let Me love You featuring Lil Wayne, are two promotional singles, both have a certain niche, yet meet in the middle in terms of where Grande’s heading.
Recently, Ariana released the second single of the album titled “Into You” and let me just say that she honestly is keeping everyone on edge. It’s provocative, in Grande’s genuine sense, it sounds contradicting – I know.
I’d like to think that people will stop comparing her to Mariah Carey now; sure, they might have similar vocal ranges, but I think her new album will create a border between the personifications directed towards her…