Following the release of Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman on May 20, 2016 which met with positive reviews, Grande confirmed she began working and writing on the album on her Snapchat and Twitter in May 2016. Recording sessions began on May 6, 2016.
She posted on her Snapchat that she was in the studio on May 6, 2016 and June 29, 2016. She was not able to record between May 28, 2016 and early June 2016 due to throat and sinus infection.
- The first song has already been finished. It was recorded while raining on May 6, 2016.
- She already recorded more than 2 songs.
- The album will have explict songs.