Dangerous Woman is the third studio album by American singer Ariana Grande and was released on May 20, 2016, by Republic Records. The album is the follow-up to her second studio album My Everything (2014), and features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray and Future. The album was originally titled Moonlight and had the song "Focus" as the intended lead single, however after finishing another track on the album she decided to change the album's name to Dangerous Woman and removed "Focus" from the album's tracklist, except in Japan, and the album's title track eventually replaced it as the lead single. Dangerous Woman is primarily a pop and R&B album, with influences of house and dance-pop. Lyrically, the album is about love and destructive relationships and focuses on more mature content than her previous two albums, Yours Truly and My Everything. Grande served as an executive producer on the album, and worked with songwriters and producers such as Max Martin, Ilya and Tommy Brown to achieve her desired sound.
The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, earning 175,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 129,000 coming from pure sales. In the UK, the album debuted at the top slot, becoming her first number one in the country. It also reached the top 5 in 20 countries, including Canada, Japan, Belgium and Switzerland. The lead single "Dangerous Woman" was released on March 11, 2016. The second single, "Into You", was released on May 6, 2016. Two promotional singles were released for the album, "Be Alright" and "Let Me Love You," featuring rapper Lil Wayne.
The album received generally positive reviews from critics. Most of them praised Grande's vocals and the mature lyrical content, separating her from her teen-star peers. However, a few criticized the album for containing too many different styles, stating that the Grande should settle for one sound. Grande has promoted the album multiple times on television. She hosted and was a guest performer on Saturday Night Live. She also sang a medley of "Dangerous Woman" and "Into You" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Grande will embark on her third concert tour to promote the album in late 2016 or early 2017.
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