How to Stream & Download Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’

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Tonight will see the release of Ariana Grande’s fifth studio album Thank U, Next. The album is the singer’s first official project since 2018’s Sweetener, and was preceded by the lead singles “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings.”

Thank U, Next will be released at 10 p.m. PT on Thursday (Feb. 7) or midnight ET on Friday (Feb. 8) depending on your time zone. We’ve listed all the different platforms that the album will be released on, and the ways in which you can listen below.

Apple Music

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You will be able to stream Ariana Grande’s new album on iTunes and Apple Music. If you have an Apple Music account, you can go into the app on your phone or tablet and set the notifications to alert you when the album is out. Click here to learn how.

If you don’t have an Apple Music account and want to try it out, you can click here to start a free 30-day trial. If you cancel during your trial period, you’ll continue to have access to the entire Apple Music catalog until the date that you would have been billed for the full price. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, which you can check out here.


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Based on the standard release schedule for Spotify, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next will also be available to stream on the platform. If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can sign up for one here and pay only $0.99 for the first three months.



Ariana Grande’s new album will also be available to listen to on Tidal. The streaming service offers a free 30-day trial with Tidal Premium, which provides  access to music videos and curated playlists.

There is also a free 30-day trial option for Tidal HiFi, which provides access to videos, playlists, and Lossless High Fidelity sound quality. Click here to sign up for either trial.


Grande’s album arrives less than a year after her critically acclaimed release Sweetener. The album includes and production from the likes of Happy Perez, Tommy Brown and Max Martin. Check out the tracklist below.

1. “Imagine”
2. “Needy”
3. “NASA”
4. “Bloodline”
5. “Fake Smile”
6. “Bad Idea”
7. “Make Up”
8. “Ghostin”
9. “In My Head”
10. “7 Rings”
11. “Thank U, Next”
12. “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”

In a recent interview with Billboard, she discussed the freedom that the internet has allowed her in reinventing herself and releasing music at her own pace as opposed to following a music label format.

“My dream has always been to be — obviously not a rapper, but, like, to put out music in the way that a rapper does,” she explained. “I feel like there are certain standards that pop women are held to that men aren’t. We have to do the teaser before the single, then do the single, and wait to do the preorder, and radio has to impact before the video, and we have to do the discount on this day, and all this sh*t.”

It’s just like, ‘Bruh, I just want to f**king talk to my fans and sing and write music and drop it the way these boys do,” she added. “Why do they get to make records like that and I don’t?’ So I do and I did and I am, and I will continue to.”

Grande also revealed her plans to continue releasing music at a rapid pace. “I don’t want to do what people tell me to do, I don’t want to conform to the pop star agenda. I want to do it on my own terms from now on,” she said. “If I want to tour two albums at once, I’m going to tour two albums at once. If I want to drop a third album while I’m on tour, I’ll do that too! Please.”



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