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Ariana Grande to Debut New Music From Upcoming Album on 'Saturday Night Live'

by Sophie Schillaci 3:44 PM PST, February 25, 2016
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Ariana Grande will show off her comic and musical chops on Saturday Night Live.

The 22-year-old singer returns to the sketch series on March 12, this time pulling double duty as both the host and musical guest. A press release from NBC promises that Grande will "debut music from her highly-anticipated album" during the show.

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Though Grande had previously been referring to her upcoming full-length as Moonlight, she confirmed Dangerous Woman as the official title in an audio recording posted to her new website, DangerousWoman.com, on Thursday.

"I'm so excited to finally have a site where I can give you guys exclusive content and keep you guys posted on album-related things," she said, just before confirming her upcoming gig on SNL.

"I am having a minor heart attack -- and by minor, I mean a major one," she gushed. "I think what's even more exciting is that I'm going to be performing 'Dangerous Woman,' which is the title track of my new album, and 'Be Alright.' So, I'm getting ready. I'm in rehearsals now and I can't wait for you guys to hear and see everything."

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Grande previously revealed "Focus" as the lead single off her third studio album, opening up to ET about why the track felt like a natural next step in her career.

"I feel like ['Focus' is] the perfect transition record from the last album to the new album, because it sounds like 'Problem 2.0,'" she said. "It sounds like the goodbye to the last album and hello to the new album."

Grande also says that Dangerous Woman is "full of surprises" and "a very honest album."

"It feels like the next version of me," she confessed. "I always listen to my fans' feedback and try to incorporate as much of it as I can while also remaining as true to my artistry as I possibly can."

See the full interview below.

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