Just one month ago, Ariana Grande epically released the highly anticipated music video for her newest single, "Thank U, Next". The video quickly grossed hundreds of millions of views and became the #1 trending video on YouTube.
Now, Ariana is gearing up to release another hit and we're suspicious that it might be bigger and better than ever. Ariana has been slowly hinting at her new "7 Rings" single over the past few weeks and the release of its music video.
While there have been a few snippets of the song released, Ariana herself hasn't released the song in full on her official YouTube or Twitter yet, so we can expect to hear the full song on January 18 as she promised in interviews and on Instagram.
Here are all of the hints, snippets and photos that Ariana has shared ahead of the release of the song, "7 Rings".
First of all, rumours about the song were sparked months ago before Ariana even released the official video for the single "Thank U, Next" in which she actually sampled a teaser from "7 Rings" at the beginning of the hit track. According to Ari, the instrumental music in the beginning of "Thank U, Next" was in fact from her upcoming single, as many of her fans suspected.
In addition, the car that Ariana drives in the Legally Blonde inspired part of the "Thank U, Next" music video hints towards her newest single too. The car's license plate reads, "7 Rings". If that's not a hint at her new single, then we don't know what is.
During autumn and after her breakup with Pete Davidson, Ariana was spotted rocking a large flashy ring that sparked rumours that she and Pete weren't over. This is when fans discovered that Ariana was actually sporting a "friendship ring" that she shares with her closest girlfriends. Fans believe that this could be linked to her new single as well.
well ............. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings. 💍 it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘bitch, this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon. https://t.co/CoczmPj1Fo— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 1, 2018
Ari confirmed that she gifted the rings to herself and six of her friends Vic, Court, Alexa, Tayla, Njomza and Kaydence. She tweeted that she had a rough day in nyc, went to tiffany's with her friends, got drunk off champagne and bought them all rings.
Last week, she began sharing photos that look like they could be from the set of the music video shoot! In the photos, you can see a hot pink car and a similar set photo of a wall that has "7 Rings" spraypainted across it in graffiti.
In posting a few other photos, the pop singer revealed that the new single would be released this Friday on January 18, 2019. In another photo, she posed with two of her friends Alexa Luria and Victoria Monet, both of which she named as the girls that got rings with her during their drunken trip to Tiffany's in New York City.
Not to mention, in the photo above, Ariana clearly stated in the caption that these three girls were 3 rings out of 7. So, it's pretty safe to say that this picture could definitely be from the set of the "7 Rings" video.
In one of Ariana Grande's latest Instagram posts from last night, it looks like she's working with the same videographer Ariana's other videos on set with her friends and it looks like they could be recreating the trip to Tiffany's. In the video, you can see Alexa Luria drinking out of a bottle of champagne on set with the words
"7 Rings" scrawled in the background.
Since "Thank U, Next" was an homage to all of Ariana's ex-boyfriends, maybe 7 rings will be a celebration of all her closest girlfriends. This is, of course, based on the hints and teasers that she's released, but it really looks like this song could be a love fest about her best friends.
If so, this definitely looks like it could be another smash hit.