Ariana Grande is the latest guest on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. With her fourth studio album Sweetener arriving Friday, the singer came prepared with a selection of hits, including recent singles “No Tears Left To Cry” and “God Is A Woman.” As usual, there was a bit of banter to break up the singing, which included Grande talking about her vocal influences (Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, “all the divas”), which led to her doing her best Celine Dion (“It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”). Later, she denied the rumor that she’s carried everywhere she goes, before receiving a piggy-back ride into an unsuspecting Starbucks where she ordered — you guessed it — a grande beverage.
Grande’s Sweetener follows 2016’s Dangerous Woman. It will be her first album released after her Manchester concert was attacked by a bomber in 2017. The project will feature guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliott. It is largely produced by Pharrell and Grande’s regular collaborator Max Martin. It contains a track called “Pete Davidson,” named after the SNL comedian she’s currently engaged to.
Ariana recently appeared on Nicki Minaj’s Queen single “Bed.” Watch the Hype Williams-directed video for the track here.