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Album’s Singles Review: Ariana Grande “Yours Truly”

Ariana Grande finally ventured into music after her stints in Nickelodeon channel. This album “Yours Truly”, was her first album and it contained R&B and pop songs which are too sweet to listen to, and has elements of 80’s soul on it. The album went to number in Billboard 200 and had managed to enter the top 10 in United Kingdom.

The Way
“The Way” was Ariana Grande’s carrier single for “Yours Truly” which she collaborated with Mac Miller who performed the rap part. Honestly, though, I didn’t find the need for a rap part of the song, but it is still great. In this song, there are nuances of Mariah Carey on Ariana’s voice. The song became Ariana’s first top 10 hit reaching 9th in Billboard charts.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Baby I
“Baby I” is more upbeat song compared to “The Way”. The pop R&B song is very catchy and I think sounds better than “The Way”. However, it peaked lower than her first single which this song went to number 21 on Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Right There
“Right There” was released to be her third single from “Yours Truly” which she performed with then boyfriend Big Sean. The song didn’t deviate from the sound she had from her 2 preceding singles. The song charted but only at 82 in Billboard singles chart.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Almost is Never Enough
“Almost is Never Enough” was used for “The Mortal Instruments” movie and which she sang with Nathan Sykes, who at time is still with The Wanted. The R&B ballad charted both in US and United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Popular Song
“Popular Song” is actually a song by Mika with Ariana Grande which was eventually included for “Yours Truly”. The pop song is something I can hear from old Britney sound. The song peaked at number 87 in the US.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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