Ariana Grande is planning her pop takeover once again. The powerhouse diva just revealed the title of her upcoming album on her Snapchat account.
The “Focus” singer is heading in a different direction for her third solo album. Instead of going the playful and innocent or Lolita-esque route like she has with her previous albums, Grande is doing something that’s a bit more dangerous. She reportedly revealed the name of her new album on her official Snapchat account.
Introducing Dangerous Woman.
In addition, Grande updated her Twitter bio to reflect the title change. She also took to Instagram to share a black-and-white photo of herself wearing the name “Dangerous Woman” on her T-shirt. Before the announcement was made on Monday, February 22, many of her fans assumed the album to be called Moonlight. Last month, Grande hinted on Twitter that she was thinking of changing the name of her new album. And then on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the singer revealed why she had a change of heart.
“A really long time ago, I was convinced that it was gonna be called Moonlight because it’s one of my favorite songs that we did for the album. Now there’s this other song that’s sort of thrown me for a whirlwind and I love it so much and it’s just sort of changed everything.”
Now, Grande’s fans have been wondering about the meaning behind Dangerous Woman. Does she mean not to mess with her? Is she experimenting with a whole new sound and direction on this album? On Tuesday night, Grande shared a black-and-white photo and accompanying quote on Instagram that is attributed to Egyptian feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi.
“They said, ‘You are savage and dangerous woman.’ I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous,” the caption read.
The quote is from the writer’s 1975 novel, Woman at Point Zero, which is based on Saadawi’s encounter with a female prisoner in Qanatir Prison.
It’s any wonder if Grande’s new album will include her rumored new female-empowered anthem with Meghan Trainor. The singer-songwriter teased a new song called “No” on her social media sites, which has been written by Harry Styles. It’s the lead single from Trainor’s sophomore album, Thank You, which is set for release soon. She officially announced the new song during an interview with Fuse earlier this month.
“It’s a big anthem for ladies about telling a dude, ‘Nah, I’m good—I’m out here on my own, and I’m good with it. The scene is me in a club, and the dude comes up to me and I go, ‘No no no. I don’t need your hands all over me. I’m good. I’m gonna dance on my own with my girls.'”
In the meantime, Ariana Grande is gracing the March 2016 issue of LOOK magazine. The pop star gave the fashion magazine a sneak peek at her new collection with Lipsy, which includes plenty of flirty floral dresses, miniskirts, and strapless prom dresses.
Ariana Grande is on the cover of UK Magazine “LOOK” wearing her clothing line for Lipsy London! pic.twitter.com/vEkoZTTs9x
— Ariana Grande Update (@ArianatorRain) February 22, 2016
Ariana Grande recently for LOOK magazine! Remember to check out my Instagram: https://t.co/NJnLZ8AiiF pic.twitter.com/aiIrUOPkVm
— Ariana Grande News (@ArianatorLegion) February 22, 2016
— Dangerous Woman (@ArianaGrandejij) February 23, 2016
This comes on the heels of her collaboration with MAC for the Viva Glam campaign. Grande is the latest celeb to become the face and brand ambassador of the ever-popular cosmetics brand. MAC broke the news on Periscope alongside Grande, who explained the inspiration behind her collection.
“We have a dark plum lipstick to represent the bad girl in you and a light pink lip gloss to represent the good girl, because I think you should be able to play up both sides.”
That description perfectly fits in with her new album title. What are your thoughts on Ariana Grande’s new album, Dangerous Woman? Are you sad to hear that Moonlight will no longer become the album’s theme? Sound off below in the comments section.
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