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"Unknown Nick Jonas Ballad" is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande featuring Nick Jonas that was intended for her debut album, Yours Truly.

Background[]

During a interview with ClevverTV on May 12, 2011, the interviewer asked Ariana if there was anybody else that she's been working with, and Ariana responded, "I've written a few more songs with Nick which has been really fun, he's actually a really great producer too." The interviewer then further asked "what do you think people would be surprised to know about his collaborative style the way he works with an artist being that like he is an artist." Ariana responded and said, "He's really amazing at it and great at what he does and he's very into it, you know what I mean? He gets very like involved and it's awesome." The last question the interviewer asked was what the songs would sound like in which Grande responded that one of the song they have would be more "downtempo".[1]

On August 26, 2011, Grande tweeted, "In the studio getting ready to start with @NickJonas @VictoriaMonet_ & @TBhits... I'm excited! I have a great feeling about this group. :D ♥"[2]

Victoria Monét then tweeted, "@ArianaGrande is sounding amazing already!! Killer voice".[3]

About a week later on September 9, 2011, Grande was asked in an interview for ArianaGrande.net about working with Nick Jonas, and said that it was wonderful.[4]

In a livestream on January 24, 2013, the same livestream that the Sandman snippet was played, Grande was talking about working with Nick Jonas and replied to a message from a fan which said "Please tell us about your Nick Jonas duet [...].". When she replied to the message, she mentioned another song that they wrote together which is a ballad. She said "And then we also wrote like a ballad. That was really cool. It was kinda retro sounding."[5]

Grande was not sure what was going to happen with the records (both unknown songs that she wrote with Nick) if she was going to release them or not.[6]

Trivia[]

  • This is most likely a lost song, like "Sandman".
  • This possibly the song where Ariana said in an interview that Nick laid down some "Live Violin" on some of the tracks.[7]

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