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This article is about the album. For its title track, see My Everything (song).
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 (commonly abbreviated as ME) is the second studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on August 25, 2014 (August 22, 2014 in some countries), by Republic Records. Recorded between September 2013 and May 2014, Grande sought for a more elevated, mature, and diverse sound in comparison to her debut album, Yours Truly. To achieve this, she worked with a wide array of co-writers and producers, including Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, Rodney Jerkins, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Zedd, and Tommy Brown.

Background[]

On September 3, 2013, Grande released her highly acclaimed debut album, Yours Truly. Later that month, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Grande stated that she had begun writing and working on her second studio album and had already completed two songs.[2] Recording sessions began in October 2013 with Grande working with previous producers from her debut album, Harmony Samuels and Tommy Brown.[3] She had a meeting with Republic Records to discuss the album that same month.[4] Grande was initially aiming at releasing the album around February 2014. On October 15, 2013, Grande confirmed the song "Ridiculous", which was later scrapped for unknown reasons.[5]

Grande sought for My Everything to sound like "an evolution" from her debut album, Yours Truly (2013). Primarily a pop and R&B record, My Everything expands on the 90s-inspired style of its predecessor while also approaching new genres, such as EDM, electropop, hip-hop, and soul. To help compliment these new, diverse sounds, Grande sought out a more mature lyrical identity.

In January 2014, Grande confirmed she had been working with new producers, such as Ryan Tedder, Savan Kotecha, Benny Blanco, Key Wane, and Max Martin.[6][7] The next month, Grande shared that she had recorded a "very special and honest" song and wanted to name the album after it.

It was announced on March 3, 2014, that Grande would appear on "Don't Be Gone Too Long", the intended fifth single off Chris Brown's then-upcoming sixth studio album titled X. The single was originally set for release on March 25, 2014, however, due to Brown's assault charges and subsequent arrest, the single was postponed. Grande announced the songs delay on March 17, 2014, via Twitter, stating: "my loves… so obviously some things have changed recently… so we have to delay the [don't be gone too long] countdown… some things are out of our control."[8] That same night, she held a livestream to make up for the singles delay where she previewed five new songs from the album: "My Everything", "Be My Baby", "You Don't Know Me", "Only 1", and "Too Close". The single's release never materialized and its music video was later scrapped as well. Two days following the announcement, Grande revealed that due to the song's delay, she would be releasing the first single from her upcoming sophomore studio album instead.[9]

Work for the album concluded sometime in late-May, 2014, with the photoshoot for the album's packaging taking place on May 27, 2014.[10] On June 28, 2014, Grande revealed the title of the album and its release date.[11]

Recording[]

2013[]

  • September 27, 2013
  • October 3, 2013
  • October 20, 2013
  • October 28, 2013[12]
  • October 29, 2013

2014[]

*note: as of this time, the exact recording dates for "Bang Bang", "Be My Baby", "Best Mistake", "Break Free", "Break Your Heart Right Back", "Cadillac Song", "Hands On Me", "Intro", "Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart", "One Last Time", "Only 1", "Why Try", and "You Don't Know Me" are unknown.

Singles[]

Promotional singles[]

  • 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 on February 10, 2015.

Promotion and release[]

On June 28, 2014, Grande announced that her album would be available for pre-order through her website.[28] Those who pre-ordered the album would gain exclusive access to a concert stream that will be held on August 24, 2014, where she will perform songs from the album live for the first time.[29] In the weeks preceding the release of My Everything, several previews of songs from the album were released.

The album was scheduled to be released in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Oceania on August 22, 2014. Due to the different timezone's in these areas, the album leaked on August 21, 2014 for most other countries.

On August 24, 2014, Grande opened the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with "Break Free" and then later appeared to perform "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Following her performance on the show, My Everything was released worldwide on August 25, 2014. During the week of its release, commercials aired on television to promote My Everything as well as the Beats Pill.[30]

On August 29, 2014, Grande performed "Problem", "Break Free", "Bang Bang", and "Break Your Heart Right Back" on The Today Show. In addition to performing, Grande was also interviewed, helped forecast the weather, and brought her grandmother on set for an interview of her own.[31]

On September 5, 2014, Grande performed the title track, 'My Everything', during the Stand Up to Cancer television program in dedication to her grandfather, who had died from cancer earlier that year.[32]

Tour[]

Honeymoon Tour 23

Grande performing "My Everything" at The Honeymoon Tour alongside pianist Troy Laureta.

Main article: The Honeymoon Tour

Grande embarked on her second concert tour and first arena tour, titled the Honeymoon Tour, in support of My Everything. It was officially announced on September 10, 2014, and traveled across North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The tour began on February 25, 2015, in Independence, Missouri, and ended on October 25, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. The tour grossed $41.8 million from 81 shows with a total attendance of 808,667.[33]

Trivia[]

  • Grande stated that, at the time of the album's release, she loves this album five times more than Yours Truly.[7]
  • Grande has referred to My Everything as a "more grown" up version Yours Truly.
  • Ariana stated she wasn't going to put "Problem" on My Everything until she heard the final version.[29]
    • She also has stated that she was not going to feature on "Bang Bang" until she heard that Nicki was on the song.
  • Grande had the photoshoot for the album packaging on May 27, 2014.[10]
    • In certain deluxe editions of the album, the booklet folds out into a poster.
  • Grande revealed the name of the album via Twitter on June 28, 2014.[28]
  • Grande has writing credits on 8 out of the 17 tracks found on all editions of the album.
  • MyEverythingPhotoshoot2
    My Everything currently features the most collaborations within a single album throughout her whole career, with a total of 9 collaborations.
  • In the weeks preceding the release of My Everything, several previews of songs from the album were released.
  • To promote the album, Grande hosted a concert stream on August 18, 2014, which granted access to those who preordered My Everything through her website a chance to attend.[29]
  • The first song recorded for the album was "Only 1" and the last was "Love Me Harder".[42]
  • The singles were remixed and put on her first remix album, The Remix.[43]
  • To commemorate the first anniversary of My Everything, Grande posted on Instagram two outtakes of the photoshoot of the album.[44]
  • On June 12, 2018, Grande said that her top 5 songs from My Everything are "Only 1", "Be My Baby", "Best Mistake", "Break Your Heart Right Back" and "You Don't Know Me".[45]
  • On choosing a simple cover for the album artwork, Grande said: "Each song is so strongly themed that I just wanted to have a very simple overall cover. So that within each song we could create more visual themes."[29]
  • My Everything is Grande's second consecutive album cover to feature her eyes closed. This later became a joke within the fandom, leading to Grande telling her fans she "finally woke up" on the Dangerous Woman album cover.
  • Including the promotional singles, My Everything has the most singles out of any other album she has released.
  • Throughout the years, classic merchandise for My Everything, alongside every other album, has been put on sale once again as part of occasional "rewind" collections.
  • With 17 tracks in total, My Everything has the third most tracks out of all of Grande's albums. The album with the 2nd most tracks would be Dangerous Woman (18, including Focus, otherwise it would tie with My Everything at 17) and the 1st being Positions (19 tracks).
  • The stool in which Grande is sitting on is a ST151 Corbin 29″ Studio Stool, which has the dimensions of 9″H × 16″W × 16″D.
    • There was also a social media challenge to replicate the pose Grande did on the stool in 2017.[46]

Merchandise[]

Physical Releases[]

Gallery[]

Recording[]

Photoshoot[]

Spotify[]

Track listing[]

Standard Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"Tommy Brown, Victoria Monét, Ariana GrandeBrown1:20
2."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea)Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Amethyst Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, Peter Carlsson3:13
3."One Last Time"David Guetta, Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub, Carl FalkFalk, Rami, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha3:17
4."Why Try"Benjamin Levin, Ryan Tedder, Ammar Malik, Noel ZancanellaTedder, Benny Blanco, Zancanella3:31
5."Break Free" (featuring Zedd)Anton Zaslavski, Martin, KotechaZedd, Martin3:35
6."Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean)Sean Anderson Dwane Weir II GrandeKey Wane, Sauce3:53
7."Be My Baby" (featuring Cashmere Cat)Levin, Magnus August Hoiberg, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Peder LosnegårdBenny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Lido3:36
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 BethaPop & Oak4:13
9."Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd)Martin, Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad BalshePayami, Svensson, P. Carlsson3:56
10."Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"Harry Styles, Johan CarlssonJ. Carlsson, P. Carlsson3:53
11."Hands on Me" (featuring A$AP Ferg)Rodney Jerkins, Alicia Renee Williams, Adrianne Birge, Darold Ferguson Jr.Darkchild, Hot Sauce3:12
12."My Everything"Grande, Brown, McCants, Taylor ParksBrown, McCants2:48
Total length:40:31
Deluxe Edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Bang Bang" (with Jessie J & Nicki Minaj)Martin, Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, Onika MarajMartin, Göransson, Ilya, Kuk Harrell3:18
14."Only 1"Grande, Brown, Travis Sayles, McCants, Dennis Jenkins, Marcel Hall, Marlon Williams, Isaac Hayes, Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Roy C. HammondGrande, Brown, Sayles, McCants3:14
15."You Don't Know Me"Grande, Harmony Samuels, Helen "Carmen Reece" Culver, Al Sherrod Lambert, Maurice David WadeSamuels, Jo Blaq3:54
Total length:51:10
French Re-release (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."One Last Time (Attends-moi)" (featuring Kendji Girac)Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, FalkFalk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha3:14
17."Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd) (Alex Ghenea Remix)Martin, Kotecha, Svensson, Payami, Tesfaye, BalshePayami, Svensson, P. Carlsson,3:32
18."One Last Time" (Gazzo Remix)Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, FalkFalk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha4:05
Italian Re-release (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."One Last Time" (featuring Fedez)Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, FalkFalk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha3:18
17."Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd) (Alex Ghenea Remix)Martin, Kotecha, Svensson, Payami, Tesfaye, BalshePayami, Svensson, P. Carlsson3:32
18."One Last Time" (Gazzo Remix)Guetta, Kotecha, Tuinfort, Yacoub, FalkFalk, Yacoub, Ilya, Tuinfort, Kotecha4:05
Target Edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Cadillac Song"Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants, Leon SylversBrown, Sayles, McCants2:52
17."Too Close"Grande, Samuels, Culver, Lambert, WadeSamuels, Jo Blaq3:35
Total length:57:27
Japan Edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Cadillac Song"Grande, Brown, Sayles, McCants, SylversBrown, Sayles, McCants2:52
17."Too Close"Grande, Samuels, Culver, Lambert, WadeSamuels, Jo Blaq3:35
18."Baby I" (featuring Taro Hakase)Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Patrick "J. Que" SmithEdmonds, Dixon3:17
Total length:60:44
Walmart Exclusive Edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (Wayne G Club Mix)Salmanzadeh, Martin Kotecha, Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, P. Carlsson, Wayne G6:35
Total length:57:45
Belgian Fnac Deluxe Edition (bonus disc)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (DJ Buddha Dub Remix)Salmanzadeh, Martin, Kotecha, Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, P. Carlsson, DJ Buddha6:52
2."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (DJ Class Remix)Salmanzadeh, Martin, Kotecha, Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, P. Carlsson, DJ Class5:15
Japanese Deluxe Edition (bonus DVD)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (Music Video)Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Amethyst Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, Peter Carlsson 
2."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (Lyric Video)Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Amethyst Kelly, GrandeMartin, Ilya, Shellback, Peter Carlsson 

Cut tracks[]

References[]

  1. Ariana Grande on her sophomore album to Rolling Stone
  2. Rolling Stone - Q&A: Ariana Grande on ‘Yours Truly’ and Judging Miley Cyrus
  3. Music Times - Ariana Grande Twitter announces she's working on second album in studio
  4. Disney Dreaming - Ariana Grande Has a Meeting About Her Second Album
  5. MTV - Ariana Grande confirms new song 'ridiculous'
  6. Idolator - Ariana Grande Talks Working With Max Martin For Second Album
  7. 7.0 7.1 Billboard - Ariana Grande Talks 'Problem' Single & Second Album, Due Out August/September
  8. Idolator - Chris Brown and Ariana Grande’s duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” has been postponed
  9. Twitter - Ariana confirms first single of the album will come out sooner
  10. 10.0 10.1 Twitter - Ariana about album packaging photoshoot
  11. Billboard - Ariana Grande announces second album 'My Everything', teases 'Break Free' video
  12. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Back at it in the studio with @HarmonySamuels recording for the second album. So exciteddddd." (Reposted Tweet)
  13. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: back in the studio this week.... ❤️❤️❤️" (Reposted Tweet)
  14. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: studio rat for the next few days.... ❤️👌" (Reposted Tweet)
  15. Instagram - Ariana Grande - "just another day at the office" (Archived/Deleted)
  16. Twitter - Isaacboots - "Got off the plane and went straight to the studio. Completely Blown away by Ari's new music. Second album is gonna be 👑👑👑"
  17. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@arianagrande:strange day. lots of obstacles. ready to go to the studio,sleep and start all over tomorrow mornin(c)" (Reposted Tweet)
  18. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: been in the studio nonstop lately! sooo happy with how the music is coming. hope everybody had a good weekend. love you" (Reposted Tweet)
  19. Instagram - ArianaGrande - "3am puppy moments. just got home from the studio. Night errrbody" (Reposted Tweet)
  20. Twitter - Isaacboots - "In the studio witnessing magic happen. 👑👑👑"
  21. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: this. new. music. is. givin. me. buttaflies." (Reposted Tweet)
  22. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Studio Berries" (Deleted/Reposted Tweet)
  23. Instagram - ArianaGrande - ":)" (Deleted/Reposted Tweet)
  24. YouTube - Ariana Posts A New Snippet Ok Her Instagram Page!
  25. Instagram - Scooterbraun - "hooollllllyyyyyy shhh******tttttt @arianagrande. I think this album is done."
  26. Twitter - ItsBennyBlanco - "My girl @ArianaGrande setting records out here!!!"
  27. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: my best friend be up in the stu with me....👩💭👩 tru happiness 🌌🌌🌌🌊🌊🌊💫💫💫" (Reposted Tweet)
  28. 28.0 28.1 Twitter - Ariana confirming and announcing album name and preorder
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 iHeartRadio - Ariana announces exclusive concert! (via youtube interview)
  30. The Wall Street Journal - Triple-Platform Push for Ariana Grande's Album
  31. Today - Ariana Grande brings her 'Everything' to mob of fans on TODAY plaza
  32. CBS Miami - Celeb-Packed ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Telecast Returns Friday Night
  33. Pollstar - Top 100 Worldwide Tours 2015
  34. Instagram - Ariana releases 'Best Mistake' snippet
  35. MTV - Ariana Grande teases 'Best Mistake' featuring Big Sean
  36. Billboard - Hear Ariana Grande & Cashmere Cat's surprise track 'Be My Baby'
  37. 'Be My Baby' snippet from Cashmere Cat concert (via youtube)
  38. Twitter - Ariana retweets 'Be My Baby' 2nd snippet
  39. 'Be My Baby' 2nd snippet from Cashmere Cat concert (via youtube)
  40. MTV - Listen to a snippet of Ariana Grande's collab with The Weeknd on 'Love Me Harder'
  41. Billboard - Ariana Grande premiers 4 new songs, including Harry Styles-penned ballad
  42. Twitter - Ariana confirms first & last songs recorded
  43. Apple Music - The Remix album track listing
  44. Instagram - Ariana's post for the first anniversary of My Everything
  45. Twitter - Ariana Grande on her top 5 from My Everything
  46. https://www.kiddnation.com/ariana-grande-stool-challenge/

Navigation[]

My Everything
August 22, 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 Ain't About What You GotIn The MorningLighterNot Afraid of LoveNothing Lasts ForeverRidiculousThe Way It Is
Artists
Ariana GrandeA$AP FergBig SeanCashmere CatChildish GambinoIggy AzaleaJessie JMiley CyrusNicki MinajThe WeekndTori KellyZedd
Tour
The Honeymoon Tour
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