Album Review: My Everything

It is hard to believe how quickly Ariana Grande rose to fame, going from a Nickelodeon actress to bonafide pop star in just a matter of years. Since the release of her first record, Grande has put out hit after hit. Her new album My Everything, released on Aug. 25, has already skyrocketed to the top of the charts. My Everything is truly an evolution from her debut LP Yours Truly. Grande’s first album was proof that she had talent. It was evident, however, that her voice was not yet at its peak and many of the songs were quite similar. While it was a solid first offering, Yours Truly is nothing compared to her new album.

My Everything features a range of songs, from amazing dance tracks with EDM influences to fresh R&B tunes that you would never think she could pull off. Every track on this album is extremely catchy and will surely be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

The album is filled with some unlikely collaborations. The surprising diversity and uniqueness of the album is exactly what fans seem to love. My Everything features artists such as Childish Gambino, Zedd, Iggy Azalea and Big Sean. With an all-star lineup like that, who wouldn’t have high expectations for Grande?

Aside from the collaborations, My Everything also shows off Grande’s more vulnerable side, another reason for its popularity. Fans of Grande should be able to connect with the singer through many of the songs on this album––something every artist would want to achieve.

The ultimate highlight of the album, however, is Grande’s vocals. There is only one word to describe them: perfection. While Grande is known for her whistle tones (which have even been compared to those of Mariah Carey), she did not show them off as much as she has in the past. There are a lot more riffs and harmonies in this album. The fact that she is able to show off her lower register in My Everything shows how truly unique and wide her vocal range is. Grande’s voice soars with pure talent.

The songstress has yet again captured the hearts of millions, with My Everything debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, her second album to hit No. 1 in less than a year.

Considering that Grande is just 21 years old, the sky is the limit for the singer. This album is a game-changer for Grande and shows that the singer is not going to stop anytime soon.