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It's an album that I want to do a little bit different. I don't want it to sound like an extension of Yours Truly. I want it to sound like an evolution. I want to explore more sounds and experiment a little bit. I have a bunch of ideas I'm very excited about and a lot of stuff cooking.

– Ariana Grande on her sophomore studio album[1]

My Everything is Ariana Grande's sophomore studio album. It was released through Republic Records on August 25, 2014. The album was recorded starting in October 2013 and finishing in May 2014.

Background Edit

Following the release of Grande's debut studio album Yours Truly on September 3, 2013, which met with positive reviews, Grande confirmed she began working and writing on the album. Recording sessions began in October 2013 and she had a meeting with Republic Records to discuss the album that same month.[2] Grande was initially aiming at releasing the album around February 2014.

On October 15, 2013, Grande confirmed the song "Ridiculous" written by Miley Cyrus. The song was cut for unknown reasons, however, in October 2017, a page filter a 15-second snippet.

It was announced on March 3, 2014, that Grande would be featured on the fifth single from Chris Brown's upcoming sixth studio album X titled "Don't Be Gone Too Long". The single was originally set for release on March 25, 2014, however, was postponed due to Brown being sent to jail awaiting trial on assault charges. Grande had announced the songs delay on March 17, 2014 and that same night she held a live stream to make up for the singles delay,

Singles Edit

The lead single, "Problem", featuring Iggy Azalea, was released on April 28, 2014.

The second single, "Break Free", featuring Zedd, was released on July 2, 2014.

The third single, "Bang Bang", with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, was released on July 29, 2014.

The fourth single, "Love Me Harder", with The Weeknd, was released on September 30, 2014.

The fifth and final single, "One Last Time", was released on February 10, 2015.

Promotional singles Edit

The first promotional single, "Best Mistake", was released on August 12, 2014.

The second promotional single, "One Last Time", was released on August 22, 2014, before becoming the final single from the album.

Promotion and release Edit

The album was scheduled to be released in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and all Oceania countries on August 22, 2014. Provided New Zealand and Australia are 18-12 hours ahead of America, the album was released on the correct dates in such territories which resulted in an August 21 "leak" for most other countries.[3][4] It was released in the United States and worldwide on August 25, 2014. Then, My Everything was the fastest album to hit #1 on iTunes in America.

Tour Edit

Honeymoon Tour 23

Grande performing "My Everything" at The Honeymoon Tour.

Main article: The Honeymoon Tour

Grande embarked on her second tour titled The Honeymoon Tour in support of My Everything. It started on February 25, 2015, and ended on October 25, 2015.

The tour grossed $41.8 million from 81 shows with a total attendance of 808,667.[5]

Trivia Edit

  • Grande said that she loves this album five times more than Yours Truly.[6]
  • Grande had the photo shoot for the album packaging on May 27, 2014.[7]
  • Grande tweeted the name of the album on June 28, 2014.[8]
  • Grande co-wrote 4 out of the 12 songs on the standard edition of My Everything. She also co-wrote 2 out of the 3 songs on the deluxe edition, and 2 out of the 3 on the Japanese edition.
  • To promote the album, Grande hosted a concert stream on August 18, 2014, and gave access to those who preordered My Everything through her website.
  • The first song recorded was "Only 1" and the last was "Love Me Harder".[9]
  • The singles were remixed and put on her first remix album The Remix.
  • To commemorate the first anniversary of My Everything, Grande posted on Instagram two outtakes of the photo shoot of the album.[10]
  • My Everything is the first most streamed album ever by a female artist on Spotify. And is the 15th most streamed album in the world with over 2.8 billion streams.[11]
  • In October 2017, the song "Ridiculous" was leaked. This song was written by Miley Cyrus.
  • The album contains samples of many songs.
    • "Problem" contains a sample from "99 Problems" by Jay Z and The Star Trek: The Next Generation Red Alert.
    • "Break Your Heart Right Back" contains elements of both "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G and "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross.
    • "Only 1" contains a sample of "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" by Biz Markie.
    • "Cadillac Song" contains samples from "How Love Hurts" by The Sylvers.
    • "Too Close" contains a sample from "I've Been Thinking About You" by Mariah Carey.
  • On June 12, 2018, Grande said that her top 5 from My Everything is "Only 1", "Be My Baby", "Best Mistake", "Break Your Heart Right Back" and "You Don't Know Me".[12]

Gallery Edit

Booklet Edit

Track listing Edit

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" Tommy Brown, Victoria Monét, Ariana Grande Brown 1:20
2. "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Amethyst Kelly, Grande Martin, Ilya, Shellback, Peter Carlsson 3:13
3. "One Last Time" David Guetta, Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk Falk, Rami, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha 3:17
4. "Why Try" Benjamin Levin, Ryan Tedder, Ammar Malik, Noel Zancanella Tedder, Benny Blanco, Zancanella 3:31
5. "Break Free" (featuring Zedd) Anton Zaslavski, Martin, Kotecha Zedd, Martin 3:35
6. "Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean) Sean Anderson Dwane Weir II Grande Key Wane, Sauce 3:53
7. "Be My Baby" (featuring Cashmere Cat) Levin, Magnus August Hoiberg, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Peder Losnegård Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Lido 3:36
8. "Break Your Heart Right Back" (featuring Childish Gambino) Kirby Dockery, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Warren "Oak" Felder, Donald Glover, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Steven Jordan, Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Mason Betha Pop & Oak 4:13
9. "Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd) Martin, Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe Payami, Svensson, P. Carlsson 3:56
10. "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" Harry Styles, Johan Carlsson J. Carlsson, P. Carlsson 3:53
11. "Hands On Me" (featuring A$AP Ferg) Rodney Jerkins, Alicia Renee Williams, Adrianne Birge, Darold Ferguson Jr. Darkchild, Hot Sauce 3:12
12. "My Everything" Grande, Brown, McCants, Parks Brown, McCants 2:48
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J & Nicki Minaj) Martin, Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, Onika Maraj Martin, Göransson, Ilya, Kuk Harrell 3:18
14. "Only 1" Grande, Brown, Travis Sayles, McCants, Dennis Jenkins Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants 3:14
15. "You Don't Know Me" Grande, Harmony Samuels, Helen "Carmen Reece" Culver, Al Sherrod Lambert, Maurice David Wade Samuels, Jo Blaq 3:54
French Re-release Bonus Tracks (Released - April 13, 2015)[13]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "One Last Time (Attends-moi)" (featuring Kendji Girac) Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, Falk Falk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha 3:14
17. "Love Me Harder" (Alex Ghenea Remix) (with The Weekend) Martin, Kotecha, Svensson, Payami, Tesfaye, Balshe Payami, Svensson, P. Carlsson, 3:32
18. "One Last Time" (Gazzo Remix) Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, Falk Falk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha 4:05
Italian Re-release Bonus Tracks (Released - June 30, 2015)[14]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "One Last Time" (featuring Fedez) Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, Falk Falk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha 3:18
17. "Love Me Harder" (Alex Ghenea Remix) (with The Weekend) Martin, Kotecha, Svensson, Payami, Tesfaye, Balshe Payami, Svensson, P. Carlsson 3:32
18. "One Last Time" (Gazzo Remix) Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, Falk Falk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha 4:05
Target Edition Bonus Tracks[15]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "Cadillac Song" Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants, Leon Sylvers Brown, Sayles, McCants 2:52
17. "Too Close" Grande, Samuels, Culver, Lambert, Wade Samuels, Jo Blaq 3:35
Japan Edition Bonus Tracks[16]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "Cadillac Song" Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants, Sylvers Brown, Sayles, McCants 2:52
17. "Too Close" Grande, Samuels, Culver, Lambert, Wade Samuels, Jo Blaq 3:35
18. "Baby I" (featuring Taro Hakase) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Patrick "J. Que" Smith Edmonds, Dixon 3:17
Walmart Exclusive Edition Bonus Tracks[17]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "Problem" (Wayne G Club Mix) (featuring Iggy Azalea) Salmanzadeh, Martin Kotecha, Kelly, Grande Martin, Ilya, Shellback, P. Carlsson, Wayne G 6:35
Latin America Bonus Tracks (Released - August, 19 2014)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J & Nicki Minaj) Martin, Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, Onika Maraj Martin, Göransson, Ilya, Kuk Harrell 3:18
14. "Only 1" Grande, Brown, Travis Sayles, McCants, Dennis Jenkins Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants 3:14
15. "You Don't Know Me" Grande, Harmony Samuels, Helen "Carmen Reece" Culver, Al Sherrod Lambert, Maurice David Wade Samuels, Jo Blaq 3:54
16. "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea & J Balvin[18]) Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Amethyst Kelly, Grande, J Balvin Martin, Ilya, Shellback, Peter Carlsson 3:13


References Edit

My Everything
August 25, 2014 • 40:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bang BangBe My BabyBest MistakeBreak FreeBreak Your Heart Right BackCadillac SongHands On MeIntroJust a Little Bit of Your HeartLove Me HarderMy EverythingOne Last TimeOnly 1ProblemToo CloseWhy TryYou Don't Know Me
Unreleased Not Afraid Of LoveRidiculousThe Way It Is
Artists
Ariana GrandeA$AP FergBig SeanCashmere CatChildish GambinoIggy AzaleaJessie JNicki MinajThe WeekndZedd
Tour
The Honeymoon Tour
"Nobody got me the way that you did."
Not to be confused with the song.
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