Ariana Grande’s debut album for Republic Records has had something of a hard-to-pin-down release date: originally titled “Daydreamin’,” the full-length was due out in late August, and then the title changed to “Yours Truly” and the release date shifted to the fall. Fortunately, “Yours Truly” now has a set-in-stone release date — September 3 — as well as official album artwork, which Grande shared with her 7.9 million Twitter followers on Wednesday (July 31).
The artwork shows Grande posing atop a bed of roses and in front of a pink backdrop. The 20-year-old singer’s outfit on the cover — lingerie and stockings — is a bit unnerving, but as Grande put it in a follow-up tweet to the cover reveal, “But it’s about the music.”
“Yours Truly” will be the home of two Top 40 hits upon its release, as “Baby I,” the follow-up to her debut single “The Way,” debuts at No. 21 on this week’s Hot 100 chart, which will be revealed in full on Thursday. “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, peaked at No. 9 on the chart.
Pre-orders for “Yours Truly” will be available beginning next week, and Grande will kick off her first-ever string of live shows, dubbed the Listening Sessions tour, on Aug. 13. Listen to “Baby I” below: