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A New Sound and A New Era for Grande
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2018
In her newest album, "Sweetener," Grande delivers a newer and more intimate sound that signals a positive stylistic transition into a new, more colorful era. Grande addresses topics such as anxiety, her love life, and (more subtly) her struggles after the attack in Manchester. Teaming up with Pharrell Williams (blazed), Nicki Minaj (the light is coming), and Missy Elliott (borderline), Grande also proves once again that when it comes to collaboration, she packs a punch. Highlights from the album include "blazed," "R.E.M.," "everytime," "breathin," and "goodnight n go." Overall, everyone will find something to love on this record.