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18/04/2018 17:40 SAST | Updated 18/04/2018 17:40 SAST

Ariana Grande Announces Her First Single Since Manchester Bombing

Appropriately enough, it's called "No Tears Left To Cry".

Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert last year
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Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert last year

Ariana Grande has teased that new music is on the horizon, amid rumours she's about to make a return to the music scene.

For the past few weeks, Grande has been at the centre of speculation that she's getting ready to drop a new album – her first since the terrorist attack that killed 22 people at her Manchester Arena concert in May 2017.

Last week, it was suggested the lead single from the new collection could be called "No Tears Left To Cry", after she and several people close to her were photographed wearing sweatshirts emblazoned with the message.

Ariana finally confirmed the rumours herself on Tuesday (April 17), when she shared a tweet with the teardrop emoji, later telling fans she'd "missed" them.

The singer also appeared to suggest her new track would be debuting this Friday (April 20) – and her manager, Scooter Braun, later confirmed the song's release date.

While further details about the track are yet to be revealed, Ariana is thought to have co-written the song, as it was previously revealed that she has a writing credit on every song on her impending fourth album.

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Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert last year

She is thought to have reunited with pop producer Max Martin on the collection – with whom she previously collaborated on her hits "Problem", "Into You" and "Dangerous Woman" - while half the tracks are also said to have been produced by Pharrell Williams, who has worked with everyone from Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake to Rihanna and Beyoncé.

Rumours on social media have also suggested that Grande has been in the studio with both chart-topping British star Dua Lipa and pop fave Troye Sivan.