In September 2018, Grande's ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, passed away from a drug overdose. The following month, Grande announced that she would be taking a break from music. That same month, Grande revealed that she had been in the studio working on new music, despite her previous statements, and announcing the Sweetener World Tour (2019). Grande stated that the tour would be in support of both her fourth studio album, Sweetener (2018), as well as her upcoming fifth studio album. Without any prior announcement, Grande released the title track of the album as the lead single on November 3, 2018.