Ariana Grande revealed just a little bit more about her new album Positions Saturday night (Oct. 24).
The singer posted the official album track list on social media, which confirmed all the new song titles and special guests making an appearance on her sixth studio effort.
Doja Cat (on "Motive"), The Weeknd ("Off the Table") and Ty Dolla $ign ("Safety Net") lend their voices to Positions, which also brings tracks like opener "Shut Up" and the cheekily titled "34+35," plus "My Hair," "Nasty," "POV" and more. Positions has a total of 14 songs.
See the full Positions track list and Grande's tweet below:
1. "Shut Up" 2. "34+35" 3. "Motive" feat. Doja Cat 4. "Just Like Magic" 5. "Off the Table" feat. The Weeknd 6. "Six Thirty" 7. "Safety Net" feat. Ty Dolla $ign 8. "My Hair" 9. "Nasty" 10. "West Side" 11. "Love Language" 12. "Positions" 13. "Obvious" 14. "POV"
Singer Ariana Grande‘s music video for “Positions” (the lead single off her album of the same name) imagines her as the leader of the free world. After it dropped, her fans tweeted that she should actually take over for Donald Trump. But despite the political overtones, that’s not really what the song is about.
The “Positions” music video dropped on October 23, 2020. In it, Grande is seen at the White House, seemingly acting as president of the U.S. She signs documents, holds meetings, and even awards a postal worker the medal of honor. Notably, nearly everyone surrounding her is a woman.
The scene also flashes to Grande in the kitchen and the bedroom. The message of both the lyrics and the video is that as a powerful woman, the man in her life makes her want to balance her work with a domestic role. She sings (ostensibly to current beau Dalton Gomez), “I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday/Then make a lotta love on a Monday.”
She’s sung about sex many times in the past
It’s not like Grande isn’t known for singing about sex. Many fans count her 2016 album Dangerous Woman as her most provocative. In particular, her single “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, caused controversy. Though the subject matter was never a secret, it was a specific tweet that set off judgments.
“Jack just explained that the song ‘Side to Side’ is about getting railed so hard you can’t walk,” actor Lena Dunham tweeted of her then-boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff. While the music video features Grande riding a stationary bike, the lyrics are pretty clear: She and Minaj are definitely talking about sex.
Grande’s ‘God Is a Woman’ upset conservatives
Ahead of Grande’s next album, Sweetener, she released the single “God Is a Woman.” “‘God Is a Woman, it’s not actually about god,” the artist explained on the Zach Sang Show. “It’s about women and female energy — feminine energy — being responsible for the whole creation of the universe.”
That didn’t stop religious conservatives from complaining about it. “God is neither man nor woman,” tweeted political commentator Ben Shapiro. “But let’s examine the argument. If you say that sex shows God is a woman, what does disproportionate female osteoporosis show?”
The music video depicts biblical imagery as well as artistic representations from history and mythology. “That’s getting it a little into blasphemy as far as what I believe,” said one man in an Elders React video. “Beautifully done, but I am just totally against the content. If you ever heard of the Lord’s Prayer, it says, ‘Our Father.’ It doesn’t say ‘Our Mother.'”
Ariana Grande is gunning for top position on the U.K. singles chart.
The pop superstar's new single "Positions" dropped Friday (Oct. 23), and it’s accumulated a massive lead in the early phases of the chart cycle.
“Positions" rules the Official Chart: First Look, which captures sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours, and is set to become Grande’s second No. 1 on the chart proper in 2020, following “Rain On Me” with Lady Gaga. It’s the most-streamed track in the U.K. so far this week.
Coming in at No. 2 on the sales blast is “Really Love” by KSI (aka Olajide William ‘JJ’ Olatunji) featuring Craig David and Digital Farm. The new track is getting fan love after the multi-hyphenate entertainer dropped its official music video -- an eye-catching VFX movie -- on his YouTube channel.
Ariana Grande showed off the three different versions of her Positions album cover on Tuesday morning (Oct. 27), with glamorous images shot by director Dave Meyers. "I’ve been so excited to show u these !!!" she wrote. "Three (slightly) different versions of the physical albums are now available to preorder on my website."
In the snaps, Grande is looking longingly to the right with her hands on her face, staring right into the camera over her shoulder and covering her ears while looking straight ahead. Grande also revealed some important details about her sixth studio album over the weekend, posting an official track list that includes guest spots from Doja Cat ("Motive"), The Weeknd ("Off the Table") and Ty Dolla $ign ("Safety Net"). Other tracks on the 14-song album due out on Oct. 30 include: "Shut Up," "34+35," "My Hair," "Six Thirty," "West Side," "Nasty," "POV" and more. Positions has a total of 14 songs.
Grande also recently pulled back the curtain on the shoot for her presidential "Positions" video with a behind-the-scenes clip in which she walks her dogs in front of a stand-in White House, makes a mess in the kitchen and gabs with friends and family during a cabinet meeting. She also makes time for her mom, Joan Grande, to remind us all to vote, "be safe" and stay calm.
Ariana Grande gave fans a look inside her presidential term in a new "Positions" behind-the-scenes video.
The three-minute clip shows Grande walking her dogs in front of the makeshift White House (a.k.a. the The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California), making a flour-y mess in the fun kitchen scene, and chatting with her friends and family during the cabinet meeting.
In one scene, the pop star's mother Joan Grande is seen making an important, timely speech at the presidential podium. "We're going to vote, we're going to be safe, we're going to stay calm," she assures, before Ari hops in frame for a hug.
"Positions" serves as Grande's first solo single since 2019's Thank U, Next and will be featured on her upcoming sixth studio set, which is set to drop on Oct. 30.