Sweetener is the fourth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on August 17, 2018. Grande revealed the album's name and a few of its tracks on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018. The album's lead single, "No Tears Left to Cry", has reached number one in Australia and the top three in the US, UK, and Canada.
Without announcing the album's release date at first, Grande revealed to Fallon that she would "do something special" on the 20th of each month until the album's release, such as performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018. She announced that she would be collaborating with Pharrell Williams, Nas, and longtime collaborators Max Martin, Ilya, and Savan Kotecha.
The album entered at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, with 231,000 copies shipped and streamed in its first week in the US.