Sweetener is Ariana Grande’s upcoming fourth studio album. It is expected to be released on August 17, 2018, through Republic Records. The album recording started from July 2016, and finished in May 2018.
Following the release of Grande’s third studio album, Dangerous Woman on May 20, 2016, which was met with positive reviews, Grande confirmed she began working and writing on the album on her Snapchat and Twitter later that month. Recording sessions began on May 6, 2016 and continued through the summer.