|“||I started an album already a year ago, over a year ago, but I want to keep creating, and it's not done yet. So I'm going to take my sweet ass time, so I'll be rested and ready to go again as soon as possible.||”|
– Ariana about the album.
Following the release of Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman on May 20, 2016, which was met with positive reviews, Grande confirmed she began working and writing on the album on her Snapchat and Twitter later that month. Recording sessions began on May 6, 2016 and continued through the summer.
On November 13, 2016, Grande confirmed on Snapchat that she was done with her fourth album. She later clarified by saying, "I didn't mean to make an album, and I don't know if it's done at all, but I just have a bunch of songs that I really really like. I've been working a lot and have been creating and feeling inspired." On January 10, 2017, Grande confirmed again by tweeting that she was done with the 4th album. Later, she deleted the tweet.
On March 5, 2017, Grande confirmed during the soundcheck of her Dangerous Woman Tour concert in Toronto that the songs she had previously teased ("She Got Her Own", "My Way" and "Sober") won't be on the album. In a Q&A, Grande said that she wants to have 10 tracks on the album. On March 6, 2017, Grande confirmed during a Q&A that she had been working with Pharrell Williams for several months.
On September 18, 2017, Riccardo Marcuzzo uploaded a photo on Instagram Stories editing a song for Ariana.
She posted on her Snapchat and tweeted that she was in the studio on May 6, 2016 - June 29, 2016 - July 13, 2016. She was not able to record between May 28, 2016 and early June 2016 due to throat and sinus infection.
- July 22, 2016
- July 27, 2016
- July 30, 2016
- August 11, 2016
- August 12, 2016
- August 13, 2016
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/Vevo/status/733359206863122433
- ↑ YouTube - Ariana Grande's Gone Platinum Blonde & Confirms She's FINISHED Her Fourth Album
- ↑ Idolator - Ariana Grande Is Already Working On Her Fourth Album
- ↑ MTV - Ariana Grande's Been So 'Inspired' That She Already Made Her Next Album
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana confirms AG4 is done
- ↑ Youtube - Ariana during Dangerous Woman Q&A
- ↑ http://thatgrapejuice.net/2017/03/ariana-grande-teams-pharrell-williams-4th-album/
- ↑ Twitter - Ariana News Brasil - Riccardo Marcuzzo via Instagram Stories
- ↑ Instagram - July 22, 2016
- ↑ Instagram - July 27, 2016
- ↑ Instagram - July 30, 2016
- ↑ Instagram - August 11, 2016
- ↑ Instagram - August 12, 2016
- ↑ Instagram - August 12, 2016 studio
- ↑ Instagram - August 13, 2016