The iTunes pre-order accidentally went live earlier than its expected June 20 date, giving eager Ariana stans the chance to see what's on the way.
She also teased the artwork piece-by-piece with a brand new Instagram account dedicated to the forthcoming album. See the final image pictured above.
The early pre-order also gave away some of the Sweetener song titles. In addition to lead single "No Tears Left to Cry" and the previously teased "The Light Is Coming" with Nicki Minaj, the album also appears to feature tracks called "Raindrops," "Breathing," "R.E.M.," "God Is a Woman," "Sweetener," "Successful," "Everytime," "Get Well Soon," "Better Off" and an interlude simply dubbed "Pete" — presumably as an homage to her recent fiancée, Pete Davidson.
Grande confirmed a few of the album track titles on Twitter, replying to fan questions about "Successful," "Sweetener" and the interlude.
girls feeling good ab their own individual success / celebrating each otha / flexin n shiiiit !— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 7, 2018
sometime in 2016 (maybe early july?) & it was sweetener— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 7, 2018
and the last was v recent issa interlude— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 7, 2018
Internet sleuths on Twitter are also suggesting that the record will feature a couple high-profile collaborations, including a track called "Blazed" featuring Pharrell and a track called "Borderline" with Missy Elliott.
Grande also confirmed that the album features a reinterpretation of Imogen Heap's "Goodnight and Go."
issa remix & a cover w a few new parts ♡ i put my own lil spin on one of my fav songs of all time by my number one fav artist of all time / the woman who inspires my every move ! which was terrifying to do but i love it so much & i hope u do too ☕️— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 7, 2018
Check back for confirmation on the complete order of the Sweetener tracklist once the pre-order actually goes live as intended at midnight. For now, you can see the partial tracklist below.
The full album is due out on August 17. "The Light Is Coming" will arrive tonight. The album is also available to order in a special fan box set (including Polaroid-style prints, poster and temporary tattoo sheet) via Umusic here.
3. The Light Is Coming (ft. Nicki Minaj)
10. No Tears Left To Cry
13. Goodnight N Go
15. Get Well Soon