Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, and Nicki Minaj are the only three collaborations on Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ album.
The pop star has confirmed the three artists – of which she has worked with two, Nicki and Pharrell, previously – that have contributed their talents to the singer’s hotly anticipated fourth studio album on social media.
Replying to a fan asking how many features there are, Ariana replied:”three my love! P, Nicki, Missy! ”
‘Get Ur Freak On’ rapper Missy then took to her profile to share how “grateful” she is to have made the final cut, suggesting she found out from the tweet.
Thank you so much for having me apart of ya 🔥 album! I got to write a song for Ariana🙌🏾 I’m humbly grateful🙏🏾 https://t.co/ziZo2bdKuC
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) June 6, 2018
The collaborations confirmation comes after the ‘Dangerous Woman’ hitmaker sent fans wild last week when she uploaded a short clip on her Instagram account of her lip-syncing Nicki’s verse on new song ‘The Light is Coming’, but it looks like there may be more duets in the pipeline from the pair.
Fan anticipation for the new album has hit a fever pitch, since the release of her first single of what will be her 4th studio album. Her first single on the “Sweetener” album ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ was inspired by the terrorist attack that hit her concert in Manchester, North West England, last May.
In the track, she touches on the resilience of the city, especially felt at the One Love Manchester benefit gig that she headlined in the wake of the horrific attack outside her Manchester Arena concert.
‘Sweetener’ – Ariana’s first studio album since 2016’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ – is released in August.