The singer wants to focus on "new versions of storytelling".
We have some bad news for Ariana Grande fans! The 28-year-old singer recently announced that she will soon be taking a break from music in order to focus on other aspects of her successful career and life.
In a new interview with Allure, Grande — who dropped her sixth studio album, Positions, in 2020 — opened up about exploring “new versions of storytelling," which include working as a coach on the forthcoming season on The Voice, her return to acting and her brand-new makeup line.
Grande's brand is named r.e.m beauty, a name inspired by the stage of sleep that refers to rapid eye movement, in which most vividly recalled dreams occur. The beauty line will develop eye-focused products, which the pop star called "our main gateways to our dreams, our emotions, our everything."
"They’re our main storytellers and sources of communication", she added. "I feel like you can emote more with your eyes than you can articulate sometimes."
During the interview, Grande explained that she doesn't want to produce something that's already been done. Instead, she wants to deliver unique products and good quality products to her fans.
"I’ve thought a lot about this, of course, because I don’t want to just hop onto any bandwagons ever", she said of the booming business of celebrity makeup brands. "I think that...I wear my peers’ makeup as well, just like I listen to their music. I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, there’s too many female artists.’ I love and I’m [a] huge fan of my peers that do both, and I think that it’s just another way to tell stories. Because you can never have enough makeup, just like you can never have enough music."
In addition to working on her beauty line, Grande has been super busy preparing to appear as a coach on season 21 of The Voice, which premieres on September 20 on NBC. In addition, she's also starring in the upcoming film Don't Look Up alongside a star-studded cast that includes Leonardo Di Caprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, and more.