The wait is finally over, Arianators. Just days after releasing its lead single “Yes, And?,” Ariana Grande finally announced her seventh album Eternal Sunshine Wednesday (Jan. 17), sharing the highly anticipated project’s release date and cover artwork on Instagram.
“eternal sunshine 𖦹 ☼ ⋆｡˚⋆ฺ,” she simply captioned her post, adding that the record’s arrival is less than two months away: “3.8”
The 30-year-old pop star also included three images in her announcement, the first of which fans have already seen — a close-up photo of Grande’s face and red lips, which doubles as the the “Yes, And?” artwork. The following photos appear to be alternate covers — Grande previously confirmed that Eternal Sunshine would have multiple — both of them featuring the Grammy winner posing in a white babydoll top and red tulle gloves.
March 8 will mark the end of a yearslong wait for a new album from Grande, who hasn’t released an LP since 2020’s Positions. Aside from a few collaborations and a 10th anniversary re-release of her debut record Yours Truly, the vocalist has spent the past few years focusing on her role in the upcoming Wicked films and her R.E.M. Beauty business.
Grande’s Eternal Sunshine announcement comes on the heels of her new single “Yes, And?,” a dance-inducing ’80s time capsule released Jan. 12 via Republic Records. She also dropped a music video filled with upbeat group choreography and jabs at the general public’s fixation with her personal life, something she also addresses in the song’s lyrics: “Your business is yours and mine is mine/ why do you care so much whose d–k i ride?”
See Grande’s announcement for Eternal Sunshine below: