Thank U, Next
Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. The album was released six months after her fourth studio album Sweetener. It is primarily a pop record with trap and R&B elements. It broke multiple streaming records upon release, including the largest streaming week for a pop album.
About Thank U, Next in brief
Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. The album was released six months after her fourth studio album Sweetener. It is primarily a pop record with trap and R&B elements. It broke multiple streaming records upon release, including the records for the largest streaming week for a pop album and for a female album in the United States with 307 million on-demand streams. The title track and \”7 Rings\”, with both debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, became Grande’s first and second number one singles in the U.S., respectively. The single was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In support of the album and Sweetener, Grande embarked on the Sweetener World Tour, beginning on March 18, 2019. The concert tour grossed USD 146. 4 million from 97 shows. It has been certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for earning two million album-equivalent units in the US. On the US Billboard 200 Year-End chart for 2019, Thank U,. Next became the second best-performing album in. the country. Globally, it was the eighth best-selling album of 2019 and fourth best- selling album by a female artist. It also peaked at the top spot in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the US, including the UK, Australia and Canada.
The song “Monopoly” was written by Victoria Monét and produced by Tommy Brown and Max Martin. Grande wrote nine songs in the first week of the recording, but found it difficult to develop two songs simultaneously. The final song, “Ghostin”, was written simultaneously and was the longest track on the album. Grande initially requested the song be excluded from the final song list, but the songwriter agreed. The track was completed in the final two weeks of recording, and was included on the final track list. It became the first and longest song to be written simultaneously on the new album, and the longest song on the previous album. The music video was filmed in New York City and London, with additional filming done in Stockholm and Los Angeles. The video was directed by Clicquot, who has worked with Grande on several of her previous albums, including “Dangerous” and “Sweetener” The song was written in the wake of Grande’s ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death in September 2018. Grande ended her five-month engagement with comedian Pete Davidson in October 2018. The singer then took a brief hiatus from the media to record new material. She enlisted producers and songwriters with shared rapport to better cope with the trauma of the death of Mac Miller. Longtime collaborators Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Charles Anderson, Social House Foster, among others, shared responsibilities with Grande’s most of the tracks and the tracks.