As teased, Ariana Grande has released a video for her new single “Positions.” The Dave Meyers-directed clip stars Grande as President, and features her holding press conferences, mulling over decisions in the Oval Office, walking her dogs on the White House grounds, and more. In one scene, Ari puts a medal on a USPS worker. “Positions” is the lead single from Grande’s new album, which arrives on October 30. It features production from London on Da Track, Mr. Franks, and Tommy Brown. Watch the visual for “Positions” below.
Ariana Grande had a prolific 2019: She kicked off the year in February with her excellent record thank u, next. Later, she co-executive produced the soundtrack to the Charlie’s Angels reboot, led by the single “Don’t Call Me Angel.” Grande closed the year with the live album k bye for now (swt live), capturing her tour in support of Sweetener.
Grande also shared a bunch of collaborations in 2019: “Monopoly” (with Victoria Monét), “boyfriend” (with Social House), “Rule the World” (with 2 Chainz), a “Good as Hell” remix with Lizzo, and “A Hand for Mrs. Claus” (with Frozen and Uncut Gems star Idina Menzel).
At the top of 2020, Ariana Grande performed “7 rings” and “thank u, next” at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. (She was also nominated for five awards at the ceremony.) Shortly after the Grammys, she had a cameo on SHOWTIME’s Kidding. In May, Grande featured on two major singles: “Stuck with U” (with Justin Bieber) and “Rain on Me” (with Lady Gaga). Grande and Gaga performed their collaboration at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.
Read Pitchfork’s “The 50 Best Albums of 2019,” featuring thank u, next at No. 29.