Ariana Grande has hinted that her new album will be released on Valentine’s Day (14.02.19).
The ‘Dangerous Woman’ hitmaker answered a series of questions from her fans during a brief Twitter Q&A on Monday (21.01.19), where she alluded to the fact her album, which is believed to be titled ‘Thank U, Next’, like the lead single – which name drops a number of the singer’s exes, including late rapper Mac Miller and ex-fiance Pete Davidson – would be with fans by the most romantic day of the year next month.
When one fan asked: “Hopefully it releases Feb so its the best birthday gift”, Ariana simply wrote back: “hbd” (happy birthday). Another then suggest: “is it Feb the 8th !!!!!!!! that’s my 21st sis”, to which she responded: “how convenient.”And when one fan joked: “Dropping the album before Valentine’s Day, you gon get everybody PREGNANT”, she laughed it off and wrote: “oh quite the opposite.”
Fans will find out the details, including the artwork and full track-listing for the record – which follows 2018’s ‘Sweetener’ – on Friday (25.01.19).
Meanwhile, the ‘Side to Side’ singer has been forced to apologize for the offense her new single ‘7 Rings’ has caused.
The 25-year-old singer has insisted she never intended to offend anyone with her lyrics to the hit record, which is from her upcoming record. The controversy surrounds the line: “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it…”
After show-stopping performances in Zimbabwe on 21st Dec, Zambia on 24th Dec, Ghana on 28th Dec, Morgan Heritage – the GRAMMY-winning siblings and Royal Family of Reggae are in Kenya, as part of their announced 2019 “Africa Jamaica Tour” (#AJT2019) that will also see them perform in Ghana, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe with more dates to be added.
Mojo Morgan spoke about the tour saying, “This Africa x Jamaica tour is the beginning of something great for us as a group and a family of African descent. For years our fans in Africa has been asking us to perform more because they only get to see us on video. So as we prepare to release our new album we will give them what they want as the great Burning Spear would say.”
Morgan Heritage were among headliners at Kenya’s Wasafi Festival held at Uhuru Garden on New Year’s Eve, where they put up a massive performance, serenading to their Kenyan fans some of their beloved Morgan Heritage tunes like "Nothing to smile about", "Down by the River" and "I'm coming home". They also performed their latest successful hit single "Africa X Jamaica" alongside Diamond Platnumz who is featured on the song. They later joined Diamond Platnumz on stage, during his set, and together they once again blessed the crowd with one of Africa’s biggest songs from 2017—their mega-hit "Hallelujah". It was the first time in Kenya and Africa for Morgan Heritage and Diamond to perform together.
Comprising of Mojo, Gramps and Peetah, the group led the enchanted audience in near-choir sessions, as thousands of revelers sung along to all their songs word for word. Towards the end of their performance, in a hilarious twist of events, Peter Morgan engaged the crowd in recording a message declaring Kenya's mangoes as the sweetest.
While in Kenya, which has been their base many times while they visit Africa, Morgan Heritage will be meeting with various African artists and recording new collaborations, set for release in 2019.