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First Listen: Ariana Grande’s ‘Yours Truly’ (Snippets)

You’ve heard her chart topping single “The Way,” the follow-up “Baby I,” and the ballad duet “Almost Is Never Enough” featuring The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, now hear snippets of the entire album Yours Truly out in the U.S. on Sept 3.

Grande was dissatisfied with her 2011 single “Put Your Hearts Up” which was aimed at a very young audience who knew her from the Nickelodeon show Victorious. But the actress/singer negotiated with her label to let her do the music R&B music she grew up on in the late 90s/early 2000s, and for that reason, the compilation features a mix of pop and R&B. The songs "Tattooed Heart", "Honeymoon Avenue" and "Daydreamin'" all have a doo-wop feel which, were the only survivors of the original group of songs modified to fit a more modern appeal, while tracks like the aforementioned “The Way” ft. Mac Miller and “Right There” ft. Big Sean satisfy Grande’s love of throwback R&B. To make use of her big voice, the CD also offers the ballads “Better Left Unsaid” and “Almost Is Never Enough.”

Check out bits of Yours Truly below:

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