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

Background Edit

Following the release of Ariana’s debut studio album Yours Truly on September 3, 2013, which met with very positive reviews, 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" written by Miley Cyrus.[5] The song was cut for unknown reasons, and later leaked.

In January 2014, Grande confirmed she had been working with new producers Ryan Tedder, Savan Kotecha, Benny Blanco, Key Wane and Max Martin.[6][7] Grande stated in late February that she wanted to name her album after a song she had finished that weekend that is very honest and makes her cry.[8][9]

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".[10] The single was originally set for release on March 25, 2014, however, it was postponed due to Brown being sent to jail awaiting trial on assault charges.[11] Grande had 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 dbgtl countdown, some things are out of our control"[11], and that same night she held a live stream to make up for the singles delay where she previewed four new songs from her second album.

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.[12]

She finished working on the album in late May 2014.[13] On June 28, Grande confirmed the title of the album to be My Everything and the release date to be August 25, 2014.[14] The photos for the album packaging were taken on May 27, 2014.[15]

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

On June 28, 2014, Grande announced that her album would be available for pre-order through her website.[16] Those who pre-ordered the album would get exclusive access to Grande's concert stream that will be held on August 24 where she will perform songs from her album live for the first time.[17] In the weeks preceding the release of My Everything, several previews of songs from the album were released, check trivia for more info.

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.[18]

On August 24, 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.[19]

On August 29, 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, forecasted to weather and brought her grandmother for an interview of her own.[20]

On September 5, 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.[21]

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 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.[22]

Trivia Edit

  • Grande said that she loves this album five times more than Yours Truly.[7]
  • Ariana stated she wasn't going to put "Problem" on my everything until she heard the final version.[17]
  • Grande had the photoshoot for the album packaging on May 27, 2014.[15]
  • Grande tweeted the name of the album on June 28, 2014.[16]
  • 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.
  • In the weeks preceding the release of My Everything, several previews of songs from the album were released.
  • On July 7, 2014 Grande posted a teaser of "Best Mistake" onto her Instagram page. The song features rapper Big Sean.[23][24]
  • On July 27, 2014, a preview of "Be My Baby" was filmed at a concert of featured artist, Cashmere Cat, and uploaded to YouTube, by a fan. Grande retweeted a link to the video on her Twitter profile.[25][26] She then retweeted a second snippet on August 4.[27][28]
  • Twenty days before the album's release, Grande released a preview of "Love Me Harder", which features Canadian recording artist The Weeknd, onto her Instagram profile.[29]
  • On August 20, four songs from the album, "Why Try", "Be My Baby", "Love Me Harder", and "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart", were released courtesy of MTV.[30]
  • 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.[17]
  • The first song recorded was "Only 1" and the last was "Love Me Harder".[31]
  • The singles were remixed and put on her first remix album The Remix.[32]
  • To commemorate the first anniversary of My Everything, Grande posted on Instagram two outtakes of the photoshoot of the album.[33]
  • My Everything is the second most streamed album ever by a female artist on Spotify, after Dua Lipa. And is the 17th most-streamed album in the world with over three billion streams.[34]
  • 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".[35]
  • Grande stated that she chose the cover artwork because she felt that "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"[17]

Gallery Edit

Studio / Recording Edit

Booklet Edit

Photoshoot Edit

Track listing Edit

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 JenkinsGrande, 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 Weekend) (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 Weekend) (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 

Outtakes Edit

References Edit

  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. Facebook - Ariana about the album title
  9. Sugarscape - Ariana Grande teases her second album: "It's very special and honest"
  10. Idolator - Ariana Grande duet with Chris Brown is apparently called "Don't Be Gone Too Long"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Idolator - Chris Brown and Ariana Grande’s duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” has been postponed
  12. Twitter - Ariana confirms first single of the album will come out sooner
  13. Disney Dreaming - Ariana Grande is completing her sophomore album this week
  14. Billboard - Ariana Grande announces second album 'My Everything', teases 'Break Free' video
  15. 15.0 15.1 Twitter - Ariana about album packaging photoshoot
  16. 16.0 16.1 Twitter - Ariana confirming and announcing album name and preorder
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 iHeartRadio - Ariana announces exclusive concert! (via youtube interview)
  18. Twitter - Ariana about album releasing in america
  19. The Wall Street Journal - Triple-Platform Push for Ariana Grande's Album
  20. Today - Ariana Grande brings her 'Everything' to mob of fans on TODAY plaza
  21. CBS Miami - Celeb-Packed ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Telecast Returns Friday Night
  22. Pollstar - Top 100 Worldwide Tours 2015
  23. Instagram - Ariana releases 'Best Mistake' snippet
  24. MTV - Ariana Grande teases 'Best Mistake' featuring Big Sean
  25. Billboard - Hear Ariana Grande & Cashmere Cat's surprise track 'Be My Baby'
  26. 'Be My Baby' snippet from Cashmere Cat concert (via youtube)
  27. Twitter - Ariana retweets 'Be My Baby' 2nd snippet
  28. 'Be My Baby' 2nd snippet from Cashmere Cat concert (via youtube)
  29. MTV - Listen to a snippet of Ariana Grande's collab with The Weeknd on 'Love Me Harder'
  30. Billboard - Ariana Grande premiers 4 new songs, including Harry Styles-penned ballad
  31. Twitter - Ariana confirms first & last songs recorded
  32. Apple Music - The Remix album track listing
  33. Instagram - Ariana's post for the first anniversary of My Everything
  34. Twitter - "My Everything" has reached the mark of 2.8 BILLION streams on Spotify
  35. Twitter - Ariana Grande on her top 5 from My Everything
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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