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.
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 finished between May 23 and May 25, 2014.
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. Grande was initially aiming at releasing the album around February 2014.
On October 15, 2013, Ariana 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, where she previewed four new songs from her second album: "My Everything", "You Don't Know Me", "Only 1," and "Too Close." Two days later following the announcement Grande revealed due to the songs delay, she would be releasing the first single from her upcoming sophomore studio album instead. She finished working on the album in late May.
The fifth and final single, "One Last Time", was released on February 10, 2015.
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
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. 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.
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.
Ariana said that she loves this album five times more than Yours Truly.
She had the photo shoot for the album packaging on May 27, 2014.
Ariana tweeted the name of the album on June 28, 2014.
Ariana 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, Ariana hosted a concert stream on August 18, 2014, and gave access to those who preordered My Everything through her website.