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Fans can expect from my album a lot of great music. It's going to be like pages lifted from my diary. It's very honest and personal. Every song, every lyric, is very true to my life, so my fans will be able to hear a lot of what I was going through in the past year and a half while I was writing the album.

Ariana Grande on her debut album

Yours Truly is the debut studio album by Ariana Grande. The album was released on September 3, 2013 (August 30, 2013 in some territories) by Republic Records. The album was originally announced as Daydreamin', but the title was ultimately changed before release. This was the album's title up until at least March 19, 2013.[1]

While primarily a pop and R&B record, Yours Truly incorporates the sounds of 1990's hip-hop and 1950s doo-wop. Grande was inspired by several artists throughout the making of Yours Truly, including Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey. The album was crafted over the span of nearly three years with various producers, including Harmony Samuel's, Babyface, Patrick "J. Que" Smith, and Victorious co-star, Leon Thomas III of the Rascals, creating a sound that is, in Grande's words, "half-throwback, half-unique."

Yours Truly debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, making Grande the fifteenth female artist to ever debut at number-one in the United States with their first album. The album achieved critical acclaim upon release and was later certified platinum by the RIAA.

On August 25, 2023, the album was re-released in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, including newly recorded Live From London versions of numerous songs from the album, Q&As with Grande, brand new Yours Truly inspired merchandise, a re-issued picture disc vinyl including a new embossed gatefold, and unreleased material uploaded to Grande's YouTube Channel.


2010 - Early 2013: Early Recording as Daydreamin' and Honeymoon Avenue[]

Taking nearly three years to complete, Yours Truly underwent significant conceptual and sonic changes before its eventual release. Grande started working on music independently while filming Victorious (2009-2013), and formally started production on the album in 2011 after she was signed to Republic Records.[2][3] By September 10, 2011, Grande already had 20 songs prepared and was going through the process of narrowing it down to thirteen.[4]

The intended lead single for the album, the bubbly, upbeat "Put Your Heart's Up", was released on December 12, 2011.[1] The single was aimed at younger audiences, perhaps intending to cater to Grande's core audience, which at that time was almost entirely made up by children who knew her as Cat Valentine.

Throughout the creation of the album, Grande described it being "inspired by 50s and 60s doo-wop" and revealed that she was gonna release two new singles before the albums release, including the doo-wop/dubstep hybrid "Do You Love Me?" featuring American rapper and record producer, Sky Blu. Throughout the next couple of years, Grande revealed more songs that were intended for her album, including "Voodoo Love", "La Vie En Rose", "Pink Champagne", and "Boyfriend Material". However, most of these songs went unreleased. "Boyfriend Material" was sold to Korean girl group f(x) and was released in 2013 as "여우 같은 내 친구 (No More)". The song's instrumental and main vocal melody are nearly identical to Ariana's version, but feature completely different lyrics.

"Honeymoon Avenue", "Tattooed Heart", and "Daydreamin'", were all created during these early album sessions as well, though they are the only three songs from the original concept to eventually be released with the rest of the album.





*note: as of this time, the exact recording dates for "Almost Is Never Enough", "Baby I", "Lovin' It", "Piano", are unknown.

Late 2013: Re-conceptualizing the Album[]

In early 2013, Grande met up with her label and expressed dissatisfaction with the direction the album was taking. In several interviews throughout the year, she admitted to completely disliking her debut single, "Put Your Hearts Up",[159] and confessed she wanted to make the type of music she grew up listening to: "random urban pop, just some 90's music."[160]

The album's original "throwback" concept was then reworked, and the album began to take shape as more of a 1990s hip-hop and R&B infused record. Grande described this new sound as "modern motown inspired pop and soul."[161] Grande later listed Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and Madonna as inspirations for the album, amongst others.[162] Although the album was originally announced as Daydreamin',[163] Grande had revealed in an interview with Power 106 that it was renamed to Yours Truly after she decided that the album felt like a love letter she wanted to sign.[164]

"The Way", featuring American rapper Mac Miller, was released as the album's new lead single on March 26, 2013. The song peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming both Grande and Miller's first top 10 song on the chart. An accompanying music video, directed by Jones Crow, features Grande and Miller dancing inside of a room filled with balloons. It was released two days after the single's initial release. The song samples "Still Not a Prayer" (1998) by Big Pun.

The original album cover for Yours Truly depicts Grande, dawning light-pink lingerie, kneeling over a bed of pink and white roses. She is sitting in front of a coral-pink background, and the words "Yours Truly, Ariana Grande" are written above her in cursive. Grande received backlash from fans over the image, with some claiming it was "too childish" and "ugly". Due to the negative reception, the album cover was swiftly changed to a black and white image of Grande beneath a spotlight.


  • The album's lead single, "The Way", featuring rapper Mac Miller, was released on March 25, 2013.
  • The second single, "Baby I", was released on August 1, 2013.
  • The third and final single, "Right There", featuring Big Sean, was released on August 15, 2013.

Promotional singles[]


To promote "The Way", which premiered on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Grande visited various radio stations, including Y-100 Miami, 93.3 FM, Z100, KIIS-FM and 99-7 Now.

Grande performed "The Way" at several Top 40 radio concerts, including KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert on May 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, 101.3 KDWB's Star Party concert on May 17, 2013 in Minneapolis, Kiss 108's Kiss Concert 2013 event in Boston, 103.3 AMP Radio's Birthday Bash concert on June 30, 2013 also in Boston, and Mix 93.3's Red White & Boom concert on July 5, 2013 in Kansas City. Her debut televised performance was on May 29, 2013, where she performed "The Way" live with Mac Miller on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her second televised performance of "The Way" aired on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during the episode dated June 14, 2013.

On August 7, 2013, Grande revealed the official tracklist via iTunes, and pre-orders for the album were made available.

Critical reception[]

Yours Truly has received positive reviews from critics, with much praise going to her throwback to 90s R&B music and her vocals, with critics comparing them to Mariah Carey.

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 86, which indicates "universal acclaim", based on 5 reviews. Nick Cattuci of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A– grade, describing it as "one of the most purely enjoyable albums of the year" and praising Grande's "lithe, Broadway-honed voice." Lucas Villa of Examiner awarded the record four out of five stars, writing, "[Grande's] big and theatrical voice flutters in all the right places on this sugary sweet album of love tunes." Gregory Hicks of The Michigan Daily gave the album a mixed review, saying "most tracks are of quality composition, lyrically and melodically, but beat usage becomes excessive at times."

The Huffington Post gave the album a positive review, calling it one of the year's best album debuts, stating that her album is in "near-perfect form on her debut, mainly thanks to her Mariah Carey-esque vocals and songs written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds." Shamiyah Kelley of the The Daily Reville gave the album a grade "A", stating that "These days, it’s difficult to find a singer that actually has a great voice, but when Grande sings, it takes me back to The Emancipation of Mimi from Mariah Carey’s glory days". She concluded her review by saying "there was a lot of anticipation for this album with high expectations, and Grande delivered." The Honesty Hour were mixed with the album, praising “Tattooed Heart,” “Piano,” and “Honeymoon Avenue” as the standout tracks of the album, but felt Grande needed to train more on her vocals. The site gave the album a 3.5 out of 5 stars, stating "as a whole, Ariana’s debut is very solid. It is cohesive, written with understandability, and is sonically-pleasing."


Grande has embarked on her debut tour titled The Listening Sessions in support of Yours Truly. It started on August 13, 2013, and ended on September 22, 2013.[165] The tour is passed through North America only (Canada and United States).

Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition)[]

Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition) is a reissue of Yours Truly, released on August 25, 2023, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the album's original release. Announced on August 19, 2023, via Grande's Instagram, the digital reissue includes live versions of six songs from the album, and was promoted with videos of those live performances as well as Q&As with Grande, a merchandise capsule collection, and a new picture disk pressing of the standard album. The digital reissue contains the original twelve tracks as well as the Spanglish version of "The Way" featuring Mac Miller previously only found on the LatAm version of the album, followed by the six newly recorded "Live from London" performances.

Yours Truly Tenth Anniversary Celebration Programs[]

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the album, Grande treated fans to several events set to take place during the week of August 25, 2023.

August 25, 2023

  • Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition) album release.
  • "Honeymoon Avenue" live performance video.
  • "Daydreamin'" live performance video.

August 26, 2023

  • TikTok Q&A (Part 1), hosted by Grande.
  • Merchandise capsule.

August 27, 2023

  • "Baby I" live performance video.

August 28, 2023

  • TikTok Q&A (Part 2), hosted by Grande.
  • Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition) vinyl pre-order began.

August 29, 2023

August 30, 2023

  • "The Way" live performance video.
  • Previously unreleased "behind-the-scenes" material from the original Yours Truly release week (2013) shot by Jones Crow is released on YouTube.


  • On August 1, 2013, Grande revealed the original artwork for Yours Truly, which featured her kneeling on a bed of roses in front of a pink background.[166] Due to fan criticism, she quickly unveiled a new cover, which simply featured the singer standing beneath a spotlight.
  • It was confirmed by Grande that the album was originally going to have 15 songs during January 24, 2013 Livestream.
  • Grande revealed Yours Truly as the name of the album on July 19, 2013.[164]
    • The album's original title was Daydreamin'. Another title that was considered was Honeymoon Avenue.
  • Grande has writing credits for 5 out of the 12 songs on the album.
  • The first song recorded was "Tattooed Heart", and was solely written entirely by Grande (as revealed in the 2023 YT10 Q&A).
  • Singles from the album were remixed and put on Grande's first remix album, The Remix.
  • This is Grande's only studio album without a title track.
  • The album contains samples of many other songs, including:
    • "A Little Bit of Love" by Brenda Russell (The Way).
    • "Rain Dance" by Jeff Lorber Fusion (Right There)
    • "Real Love" by Mary J. Blige (Lovin' It)
    • "Popular" from the Broadway Musical, Wicked (Popular Song)
  • On June 18, 2018, Grande revealed on Twitter her top 5 from Yours Truly: "Honeymoon Avenue", "Lovin' It", "Daydreamin'", "You'll Never Know" and "Right There".[167]
  • Grande's team had asked rapper Iggy Azalea to feature on a track for the album, but Azalea turned it down. The two later collaborated on "Problem", which was featured on Grande's second album, My Everything (2014) and served as it’s lead single.
  • The only three songs that remained from the original version of the album are "Honeymoon Avenue", "Daydreamin'", and "Tattooed Heart." Grande has stated that Honeymoon Avenue was at first very different, with a more upbeat and happier instrumental, juxtaposing the moody lyrical content.
  • "Put Your Hearts Up" was originally intended to be the lead single for the album, but was later replaced by "The Way." This change was due to the song not fitting the rest of the album and Grande feeling that she was playing a character (Cat Valentine) rather than being herself. Over the years, she has expressed her distain for the song, even calling it her worst song.
    • She later addressed her past hatred for the song in a 2020 Zach Sang interview stating: "Everyone thinks that I hate that record, I do not. But I do consider it a transitional part of my life, that's why it never made it to an album or anything." She later went on to clarify how she felt the song was not representative of her as an artist or person.
  • Yours Truly is Grande's only album in which every song is at least 3 minutes long.[29]
  • The 10th anniversary reissue of the album is the first project Grande released after her separation from her ex-manager, Scooter Braun.
  • Upon release, the artwork for the Tenth Anniversary edition of the album had a small, white line spanning the top of the image. After being pointed out by fans, the mistake was fixed.
  • Ariana recorded all the songs with the lights off.[145]
  • The live versions were recorded on June 25, 2023.[168]


Physical Releases[]



Tenth Anniversary[]



Track listing[]

Standard Edition
1."Honeymoon Avenue"Antonio Dixon, Dennis "Aganee" Jenkins, Babyface, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas III, Maurice Wade, Roahn Hylton, Thomas Lee Brown, Travis SaylesBabyface, Dixon, The Rascals5:39
2."Baby I"Babyface, Dixon, Patrick "J. Que" SmithBabyface, Dixon3:17
3."Right There" (featuring Big Sean)Harmony Samuels, H. "Carmen Reece" Culver, J. "Lonny" Bereal, James "J-Doe" Smith, Al Sherrod Lambert, Ariana Grande, Sean Anderson, Jeff LorberH. Samuels, Jo Blaq4:06
4."Tattooed Heart"Grande[169]Babyface, Dixon, The Rascals, Squire, Nathaniel Motte3:14
5."Lovin' It"Babyface, Riddick-Tynes. Thomas III. Ricky "SlikkMuzik" Offord. Dixon. Mark Morales, Audio TwoBabyface, Dixon, The Rascals3:03
6."Piano"H. Samuels, Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, Parker Ighile, Anisa Moghaddam, Moses Ayo Samuels, Olaniyi Michael Akinkunmi, GrandeH. Samuels, Mo-Keyz, Mikey, Jo Blaq3:54
7."Daydreamin'"Squire, Brown, McCantsSquire, Brown3:31
8."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller)H. Samuels, Amber Streeter, Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Malcolm McCormick, Brenda RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande3:47
9."You'll Never Know"Riddick-Tynes, Thomas III, Babyface, DixonBabyface, Dixon, The Rascals3:33
10."Almost Is Never Enough" (featuring Nathan Sykes)Grande, H. Samuels, H. "Carmen Reece" Culver, Lambert, M. Samuels, AkinkunmiH. Samuels, Mo-Keyz, Mikey, Jo Blaq, Reece, Talay Riley, Mark Asari5:27
11."Popular Song" (Mika featuring Ariana Grande)Mika, Priscilla Renea, Mathieu Jomphe, Stephen SchwartzGreg Wells, Mika, Nick Littlemore, Jason Nevins3:21
12."Better Left Unsaid"H. Samuels, Courtney Harrell, Lambert, M. Samuels, Akinkunmi, GrandeH. Samuels, Mo-Keyz, Mikey, Jo Blaq, Sauce3:31
Total length:46:23
Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition
13."The Way (Spanglish Version)"Harmony Samuels, Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Malcom McCormick, Brenda Russell, J Balvin, Ariana GrandeHarmony Samuels3:47
14."Honeymoon Avenue (Live from London)"Kristopher Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas III, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Thomas Lee Brown, Travis Sayles, Victoria McCants, Roahn Hylton, Dennis "Aganee" Jenkins, Maurice WadeBabyface, Dixon, The Rascals5:01
15."Daydreamin' (Live from London)"Matt Squire, Thomas Lee Brown, Victoria McCantsMatt Squire, Tommy Brown3:33
16."Baby I (Live from London)"Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Patrick "j.Que" SmithBabyface, Antonio Dixon3:17
17."Tattooed Heart (Live from London)"Kristopher Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas III, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Matt Squire, Ariana Grande, Sean ForemanBabyface, Antonio Dixon3:17
18."Right There (Live from London)" (featuring Big Sean)Harmony Samuels, H. "Carmen Reece" Culver, J. "Lonny" Bereal, James "J-Doe" Smith, Al Sherrod Lambert, Ariana Grande, Sean Anderson, Jeff Lorber, King LosHarmony Samuels3:17
19."The Way (Live from London)" (featuring Mac Miller)Harmony Samuels, Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Malcom McCormick, Brenda Russell, J Balvin, Ariana GrandeHarmony Samuels3:38
iTunes Store (bonus track)
13."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) (Spanglish Version)H. Samuels, Streeter, Lambert, Sparks, McCormick, RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande, Edgar Cortazar, Mark Portmann3:46
Total length:50:09
Latin America (bonus tracks)
14."The Way" (featuring J Balvin) (Spanglish Version)H. Samuels, Streeter, Lambert, Sparks, McCormick, RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande, Edgar Cortazar, Mark Portmann3:46
Total length:53:56
Japanese Edition (bonus tracks)
13."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) (JdB Radio)H. Samuels, Streeter, Lambert, Sparks, McCormick, RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande, JdB4:24
14."Baby I" (Cosmic Dawn Radio Edit)Edmonds, Dixon, SmithEdmonds, Dixon, Cosmic Dawn3:59
15."Right There" (featuring Big Sean) (7th Heaven Radio Edit)H. Samuels, Culver, Bereal, Smith, Lambert, Grande, Anderson, LorberH. Samuels, Jo Blaq, 7th Heaven4:03
Total length:58:49
Japanese Deluxe Edition (bonus DVD)
1."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) (Music Video)3:47
2."Baby I" (Music Video)3:17
Latin America (bonus tracks)
14."The Way" (featuring J Balvin) (Spanglish Version)H. Samuels, Streeter, Lambert, Sparks, McCormick, RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande, Edgar Cortazar, Mark Portmann3:46
Total length:53:56
Japanese Edition (bonus tracks)
13."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) (JdB Radio)H. Samuels, Streeter, Lambert, Sparks, McCormick, RussellH. Samuels, Sauce, Grande, JdB4:24
14."Baby I" (Cosmic Dawn Radio Edit)Edmonds, Dixon, SmithEdmonds, Dixon, Cosmic Dawn3:59
15."Right There" (featuring Big Sean) (7th Heaven Radio Edit)H. Samuels, Culver, Bereal, Smith, Lambert, Grande, Anderson, LorberH. Samuels, Jo Blaq, 7th Heaven4:03
Total length:58:49

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  1. 1.0 1.1 HuffPost - Ariana Grande Debuts New Single, ‘Put Your Hearts Up’
  2. Elle - Life Is Grande: Ariana Grande On Her Debut Album And The Thrill Of Hearing Herself On The Radio
  3. Twitter - Ariana tweets freshly signed contract
  4. ClevverTV - Ariana Grande Talks Music at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 (via youtube)
  5. Twitter - Rock_Mafia - "great night with @ArianaGrande and @IyazLive @Rock_Mafia !!!"
  6. Instagram - Iyaz - "Me and @arianagrande at the studio Kickin it…" (Archived/Deleted)
  7. Twitter - IyazLive - "Me and @arianagrande at the studio Kickin it... Tell moms i cant wait my chinese food lolol"
  8. Twitter - IyazLive - "Here kickin it with ma homie @Arianagrande and @rock_mafia its goin downnn!!!"
  9. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "Had a great time writing with @NickJonas and @GregGarbo. :)"
  10. JustJaredTV - "Ariana Grande Writing with Nick Jonas!"
  11. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "Wrote & recorded another great song today with @nickjonas, such a talent! Can't wait until tomorrow!! :)"
  12. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande In the studio. :)" (Reposted Tweet)
  13. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande Still in the recording studio, this song is so amazing! I love it so so so so so so much! :)" (Reposted Tweet)
  14. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Home from the studio, I'm so sleepy! Thank you all for your shoutouts today! You're all so sweet to me." (Reposted Tweet)
  15. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "Look who's hanging out with us in the recording studio today! Her name is Billie Jean. Everyone say hello. :] ♥"
  16. Twitter - Nickutophia - "In the studio with @ArianaGrande"
  17. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Off to the studio with @TheJimmyCarp. :]" (Reposted Tweet)
  18. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande In the studio. How's everyone? Hope you're all having a great day! ❥" (Reposted Tweet)
  19. Twitter - FrankieJGrande - "In the recording studio with @arianagrande ... It's truly amazing to see her work!"
  20. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Now off to the studio! Hugs & kisses. ♥" (Reposted Tweet)
  21. Twitter - MarcKinchen - "in the studio with @arianagrande she is sooooooo dope!!! but she tries to be funny she's like 14% funny"
  22. Twitter - MrFANATIC - "Witnessing some more of the Ariana Grande magic. Best new artist next year! Watch"
  23. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Still reeling from the epicness (real word?) of last night! Now off to visit @greysonchance in the studio with @arianagrande !! Can't wait!"
  24. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Had a great day with the @broadwaysafrica kids! Now I'm heading to the studio to see @arianagrande and hear what she's been working on! :-))"
  25. Twitter - Damon Sharpe - "@matt_squire: making an amazing song with @ArianaGrande and @damonsharpe. soooooo good.- money bear!!!" (Reposted Tweet From Matt)
  26. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Just left the coolest recording studio I've ever been in with @ArianaGrande... It's called The Lair & it looks just like Hogwarts! Obsessed!"
  27. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Just left the much excitement! Have a great night, everyone. ♥ - I heard u love how our song turned out! ;)" (Reposted Tweet)
  28. Twitter - Grannywrapper - "me and Ariana and Kojak are wrapping"
  29. Twitter - BCJean - "Headin to the studio for day 2 w/ Matt Squire & @martinsays. #caffeinefix"
  30. Twitter -ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: On my way home from the studio... wrote a really fun song today! Everyone follow @grannywrapper & KooolKojak! <3" (Reposted Tweet)
  31. Twitter - OfficialRobA - "Last night in the studio wit @ArianaGrande and @FrankieJGrande was tOo much fun. I forgot how goofy I get when its late and I'm tired."
  32. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Family TV night is going on hold cause I'm taking @ArianaGrande back to the recording studio! We are trying to get you guys this album SOON!"
  33. Twitter - OfficialRobA - "@frankiejgrande @arianagrande in da building"
  34. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Wow! @arianagrande ... You are a genius and your album is going to blow people's minds! I love you!!!So proud ! :)"
  35. Twitter - MarcKinchen - "on my way. Did u start writing the song for @ArianaGrande yet  ?"
  36. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande I'm going into the studio with one of my favorite producers of all time today! So excited, wish me luck!" (Reposted Tweet)
  37. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Just recorded my new favorite song ever.. It made my mom cry. I'm getting so excited for this album! :D ♥" (Reposted Tweet)
  38. Twitter - OfficialYonni - "@ArianaGrande can't wait to work with you! We supposed to be working soon! #parachute"
  39. Twitter - OfficialYonni - "@ArianaGrande legoo AG! s/o 2 @lindz_thewriter & @kclivingston they wrote it! This just the beginning homie :)"
  40. Twitter - AlexZiabko - "In the studio with @ArianaGrande @OfficialRobA @marckinchen @anilamb. I'm blessed to witness such great talent at work."
  41. Twitter - MarcKinchen - "@ArianaGrande: @Marc_MK_Kinchen see you tomorrow! I'm so excited. Time to get back to work. Resting my voice. ♥ ♥ ♥”--I can't wait!!!" (Reposted Tweet)
  42. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Back in the studio! Working hard for you guys. I hope you all have a great day... Xo! ♥" (Reposted Tweet)
  43. Twitter - OfficialRobA - "@frankiejgrande @arianagrande in da building"
  44. Twitter - OfficialRobA- "Last night in the studio wit @ArianaGrande and @FrankieJGrande was tOo much fun. I forgot how goofy I get when its late and I'm tired."
  45. Twitter - FrankieJGrande - "At Diane Warren's studio with @Arianagrande ... I love it here! So many of my favorite songs recorded right here! :)"
  46. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: to the studio for…recording…w/ @Matt_Squire! YES!" (Reposted Tweet)
  47. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Getting ready to go into the studio! Recording some back ups for a new song for @Victorious! ♥ ♬" (Reposted Tweet)
  48. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: In the studio!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm so excited. I can't wait for you guys to what my music. I love @Matt_Squire! ♥" (Reposted Tweet)
  49. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: @GreysonChance I miss you!!! Matt squire & are hanging out right now recording & we send hugs. LOVE YOU! ♥" (Reposted Tweet)
  50. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Haven't tweeted enough today! How is everyone? What's up? I'm on my way to the recording studio! Let's do a tweet attack tonight! Xo" (Reposted Tweet)
  51. Instagram - TBHits - "Me and @arianagrande in the studio workin on a masterpiece!!!"
  52. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande Watching Big Bang Theory with my mom after a really fun session with @Matt_Squire. We were so loopy today, we almost couldn't work! Haha. <3" (Reposted Tweet)
  53. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Had a really fun time writing & recording with @Matt_Squire, @keshasuxx, and @GrannyWrapper today.. How are you all doing?" (Reposted Tweet)
  54. Twitter - NAT3OH3 - "@ArianaGrande @Matt_Squire @Kidquizine having so much good ol fashioned fun here nothing crazy going on nothing suspicious I swear, promise"
  55. Twitter - NAT3OH3 - "@ArianaGrande has the most unbelievable voice. So so crazy. What a treat it is to record - thanks Ari !"
  56. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Hi! At a session, doing some more writing with @Matt_Squire. Hope you're all having a lovely night!" (Reposted Tweet)
  57. Twitter - Matt_Squire - "@matt_squire: Writing with @ArianaGrande and @SirJackSplash"
  58. Twitter - TBHits - "In here smashing these @ArianaGrande records so we can get these mixed!!!!"
  59. Twitter - Ariana Grande - " @ArianaGrande:Studio with @greysonchance and @Matt_Squire today. I am so excited to finally make some music ..." (Reposted Tweet From Grande's Account)
  60. Twitter - TBHits - "Me and @arianagrande in the studio promoting healthy eating!!!"
  61. Twitter - TBHits - "@ArianaGrande sounds like a hit to me!!!! Can't wait for the fans to hear it!!!!"
  62. Twitter - aGuyNamedCliff - "wrote a dope record with @ArianaGrande, now she's in the booth doing her thing! #groovy"
  63. Twitter - aGuyNamedCliff - "session with @youngyonny @WILLIEDONUT  and the one and only @arianagrande #WORKIN"
  64. Twitter - aGuyNamedCliff - "shout out to @ArianaGrande for coming thru the studio and rockin out wit us. The song came out super dope!"
  65. Twitter - Matt_Squire & ArianaGrande - "@matt_squire Omg sounds so amazing today!! Best song yet!!" & "@ArianaGrande: Singin my 💗 out in the booth 4 u all....." (Reposted Tweets)
  66. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Banana bread in the studio! @Matt_Squire <3" (Reposted Tweet)
  67. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: On my way to the studio 2 cut some back ups with @Matt_Squire. What're you all up to toniiight? 💗" (Reposted Tweet)
  68. Twitter - BLAQTUXEDO - "In The studio with @ArianaGrande Her singing Iz RETARDEDDDDD!"
  69. Twitter - BLAQTUXEDO - "Soo great-full to work with @ArianaGrande !! She is incredible wait till u hear we she's got cooking!"
  70. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "..I'm in the studio with Matt Squire so we're gonna make a vid talking about my album! Does that sound alright 2 u all?? 💗" (Reposted Tweet)
  71. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Alright everyone, here I am with Matt Squire having fun in the studio & talking about my album! Hope u enjoy! <3" (Reposted Tweet)
  72. Twitter - Nickytophia - "Ariana Grande In The Studio Working On Her Album"
  73. Twitter - OfficialYonni - "Studio w @arigrande @arianagrande finishing up our song! S/o 2 @officialkadis @williedonut @aguynamedcliff"
  74. Twitter - OfficialYonni - "Me & @arigrande @arianagrande swagn in studio! #timeless"
  75. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Guess where I am! Another session with @Matt_Squire, lol. Hi from the 2 of us. Any1 have any funny captions 4 this?" (Reposted Tweet)
  76. Twitter - OfficialYonni - "@williedonut & @arigrande @arianagrande in the studio"
  77. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "In the booth! I always drink throat coat tea with honey whenever I'm singing.. It makes me feel all cozy & creative! So comforting... ☺️💗" (Reposted Tweet)
  78. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "In the studio with @ Matt_Squire & @ WeArednd.. Found out that we're working in Michael Jackson's old room today. :O.. Can't believe it. 🎀" (Reposted Tweet)
  79. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "In the booth. Thinking about MJ & celebrating his spirit in here! Can't believe, I was in the same room where he recorded "Thriller".. :O 💗"
  80. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: It all happened when I was recording a duet w @Skysnuts (LMFAO).. His friend came to the studio" (Reposted Tweet)
  81. Twitter - FrankieJGrande - "Just left Daptone Records where I got to hear the incredible Dap Kings record Honeymoon Ave. for @ArianaGrande! AMY WINEHOUSE'S BAND! AHH..."
  82. Twitter - ArianaGrande - " 1 last thing.. @matt_squire texted me this pic from the Dap Kings session in Ny... So exciting. Goodnight again! Xoxoxo" (Reposted Tweet)
  83. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "My brother & @matt_squire have been sending me little memos of the Dap Kings recording all day today & I'm crying. #honeymoonave 🎺🎺🎺💗" (Reposted Tweet)
  84. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Studio pups... Bubba, Michael and Steve 💗🎶" (Reposted Tweet)
  85. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "I'm on my way to the studio with @ Matt_squire.. We're gonna cross more things off my list I was telling you about. :]" (Reposted Tweet)
  86. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "Yay! @ArianaGrande's home from the studio & now we're ALL on the couch, about to find out what all the fuss is about tonight's #GossipGirl!"
  87. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Worked on finishing Pink Champagne tonight & I think it's ready to send to get mixed now! :O Productive night, making so much progress.. 💗" (Reposted Tweet)
  88. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Today I'm going to studio, I think :) We are working hard <3"
  89. Twitter - BLAQTUXEDO - "Working on music for @ArianaGrande today!! Yeaaaaaaaa! 😝😝😜"
  90. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "I can’t sleep. Too busy daydreamin'." (Reposted Tweet)
  91. Twitter - Nickutophia - "Ariana Grande Shares A Video Of Herself In The Studio With 3OH!3,"
  92. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Tonight's the last night we have to finish #DoYouLoveMe.. @Matt_squire and I are working our booties off.. I'm so excited 4 u 2 hear!! 😁😍" (Reposted Tweet)
  93. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "I don't know, what 2 do, bcause I have million things yet right now. I got home from the studio, and the work came with me. lol -_- #focused" (Reposted Tweet)
  94. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Cutting some sloppy stacked "shoo bop" back up vocals right now with Matt Squire.. Sounds like 1957 up in here! ☺️😍 How's everyone? Xo" (Reposted Tweet)
  95. Twitter - Matt_Squire - "@matt_squire: Plankin on the job! @ArianaGrande U look like an infant" (Reposted Tweet)
  96. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Spending the afternoon with Matt Squire in the studio... these are his classic Matt Squire green good luck" (Reposted Tweet)
  97. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "Working on #DoYouLoveMe and after I will working on another singles, but I will make more covers too <3 This year will be so busy & amazing." (Reposted Tweet)
  98. Instagram - Ariana Grande "Daydreamin … 🎀" May 30, 2012 (Archived)
  99. Twitter - Jones Crow - "in the studio w/ @BigBillyClark @leonthomas3 & @arianagrande My ears haven't been this impressed in forever"
  100. Twitter - TBHits - "@ArianaGrande Honeymoon ave is officially perfect!!! Time for radio!!!"
  101. Instagram - Ariana Grande "💗" June 16, 2012 (Archived)
  102. Instagram - Ariana Grande "Good to be back @matt_squire.. #loveyou June 20, 2012 (Archived)
  103. Instagram - Ariana Grande "@smoothleo93 was here" July 19, 2012 (Archived)
  104. Instagram - Ariana Grande July 19, 2012 (Archived)
  105. Instagram - ArianaGrande - "Took @lexie1225 to the studio today... I never want my BFF to leave! ❤ & Doing fun things w @jonescrow today #sodapop ☺️"
  106. Twitter - Peterstengaard- "Nerd meets Goof ! @ArianaGrande @AlexaLuria"
  107. Instagram - Ariana Grande "New cover time #excited 😊" August 3, 2012
  108. Instagram - PeterStengaard - "Ariana Mouse Grande" (Picture Of Her In The Studio)
  109. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: In the studio finishing my new cover! #excited #cantwait" (Reposted Tweet)
  110. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Had an amazing session with @matt_squire today.. Sang my heart out! I missed him too much..." (Reposted Tweet)
  111. Twitter - Matt_Squire - "@matt_squire: Hanging with @ArianaGrande and @Detail in the stuuuudio" (Reposted Tweet)
  112. Twitter - FrankieGrande - "I love visiting @arianagrande in the studio... #iLoveMusic"
  113. Instagram - FrankieGrande - "I love visiting @arianagrande in the studio… #iLoveMusic
  114. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: #studio ❤"
  115. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Had such a busy day today. Wrote a new song and had a buncha meetings! How're you guys? What's up everyone?" (Reposted Tweet)
  116. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Recorded a new song tonight ❤ #makingprogress" (Reposted Tweet)
  117. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: Hi luvs <3 Just recorded my new favorite song. You'll hear it soon. I can't say much but I'm really excited." (Reposted Tweet)
  118. Facebook - Ariana Grande "cause ya voice it gives me butterflies" September 25, 2012
  119. Facebook - Ariana Grande October 6, 2012
  120. Twitter - Peterstengaard- "@ArianaGrande at the most beautiful studio in Canada w the amazing Ariana. My co-pilot is setting up a C-12 mic...nerdy stuff."
  121. Twitter - Peterstengaard - "@ArianaGrande yaaaaaayyy !!! you sound so good on all this !!!"
  122. Twitter - Peterstengaard - "whoa what a day recording w @ArianaGrande - so much fun - if you don't know her look her up, she's a huge #slaprity"
  123. Instagram - PeterStengaard - "Gettin late in da studio w @arianagrande"
  124. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "@ArianaGrande: With @matt_squire and some throat coat tea" (Reposted Tweet)
  125. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Studio all day, I'm so excited about this one 🙆" (Reposted Tweet)
  126. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Rehearsal all day and studio at night every day this week. Exhausted but I'm having the best time. What's up tweeps? xoxox" (Reposted Tweet)
  127. Twitter - BrockCovingtonn - "Studio Flow 🎶  @arianagrande @chanteljeffries leonthomas3 @oddfuckingtaco @cpdubb @goldrushfyu @ninaEnelson"
  128. Twitter - @ArianaGrande014 - "Studio. Working extra late tonight w @MacMiller :)" (Reposted Tweet)
  129. Instagram - Ariana Grande - "Studio w @/peterstengaard, love this pic. Miss u Peter! <3" (Archived)
  130. Twitter - @ArianaGrande263 - "Be your lover your friend you'll find it all in me, stay by your side never leave u.. I ain't goin nowhere cause you're a keeper <33" (Reposted Tweet)
  131. Twitter - @ArianaGrande014 - "Throat coat tea and studio time >>>" (Reposted Tweet)
  132. Instagram - FrankieGrande - "Ariana's been sleeping all day and is still falling over #whateven
  133. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande Today's gonna be awesome @leonthomas3 #studio #music #sohappy" (Reposted Tweet)
  134. Facebook - Leon Thomas - "In the studio with @arianagrande and @goldrushfyu …She is killing this vocal right now !!!"
  135. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "Cookie Monster’ & ‘🎼’ & ‘💗❤️🍪’ & ‘Had a great meeting w @jonescrow and @nashtn in the studio last night. How cool is this? They put your name on the door when u record at Capitol 🎶❤️🎼"
  136. Twitter - Diane_Warren - "Me n my bitch @arianagrande. Love her!!!"
  137. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Seriously though thank you @Diane_Warren. Nobody does a beautiful ballad like you do. Thank u." (Reposted Tweet)
  138. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Pillows at @Diane_Warren's studio lol" (Reposted Tweet)
  139. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: With @Diane_Warren and she just gave me some incredible songs for my album. Everybody follow her. She said 2 say "Follow my bitch Diane" Lol" (Reposted Tweet)
  140. Twitter - ArianaGrande - "@ArianaGrande: Studio for the night. Hope everybody's had a good day. 😊 I love y'all." (Reposted Tweet)
  141. Twitter - JOBLAQ20 - "@ArianaGrande & the Team did a crazy record tonight!!"
  142. Twitter - nickutopia - "Ariana Grande Spends Another Night In The Recording Studio @ArianaGrande"
  143. Twitter - nickutopia - "Ariana Grande Hits The Recording Studio Again April 7, 2013"
  144. Instagram - ArianaGrande - "Always a pleasure working w @joblaqunfd. :) Tonight’s session was so fun. Music is sounding goooood. 💗" (Archived/Deleted)
  145. 145.0 145.1
    Ariana Grande made a Tweet on October 13, 2013
  146. Twitter - ArianaGrande - " @ArianaGrande: "Rehearsal all day & studio for a little bit tonight. ❤ u." (Reposted Tweet)
  147. Twitter - nickutopia - "Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande Visits The Recording Studio April 10, 2013"
  148. Twitter - NickCannon - "Me and my homegirl arianagrande in the studio! She is super talented."
  149. Twitter - JaiBrooks1 - "Listening to ariana in the studio, getting very excited about the music she's making right now, gonna be huge !!!"
  150. Twitter - LeonThomas - "Great session with w/ arianagrande @Goldrushfyu brockieboy @isaacsboots #arianagrande #newmusic… 😁"
  151. Twitter - isaacboots - "In the studio with @ArianaGrande. This new song is EVERYTHING. @leonthomas3 @brockieboy @goldrushfyu 🙊🌟"
  152. Twitter - BrockCovingtonn - "Amazing studio session last night with arianagrande @LeonThomas3i @goldrushfyu isaacboots 🎶 #Work"
  153. Twitter - Seyiofficial - "@seyiofficial: Chilling in the studio with @arianagrande ! Nice meeting you darlin!" (Reposted Tweet)
  154. Facebook - Leon Thomas - "Great session with w/@arianagrande @Goldrushfyu @brockieboy @isaacsboots #arianagrande #newmusic…"
  155. Facebook - LeonThomas - "Another amazing session with @arianagrande and @goldrushfyu"
  156. Facebook - LeonThomas - "Recording some more live horns for @arianagrande's new song. #Ihaveacooljob"
  157. Twitter - isaacboots - "In the studio listening to @ArianaGrande record this AMAZING new @Diane_Warren song. #legendarymoments"
  158. Twitter - isaacboots - "In the recording studio with  @ArianaGrande. 👑👑👑 sounding flawless as always."
  159. Ariana Grande radio interview live with jojo (via youtube)
  160. Billboard - Ariana talks Breakout Hit 'The Way'
  161. Ariana on her album genre
  162. SheKnows - Ariana Grande on debut album: ‘It used to be pages from my diary’
  163. Pop Dust - Ariana Grande's "Yours Truly" Reviewed: "Daydreamin"
  164. 164.0 164.1 Twitter - Ariana confirming the name of the album
  165. Setlist.FM - Average setlist for 'The Listening Sessions'
  166. Twitter - Ariana reveals album artwork
  167. Twitter - Ariana Grande on her top 5 from Yours Truly


Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Released Almost Is Never EnoughBaby IBetter Left UnsaidDaydreamin'Honeymoon AvenueLovin' ItPianoPopular SongRight ThereTattooed HeartThe WayYou'll Never Know
Unreleased 3OH!3 OuttakeBoyfriend MaterialButterfliesDo You Love MeFirst TimeHumanILABLa Vie En RoseNobody Does It BetterOh, DarlingParachutePink ChampagnePlease Don't Let Me GoPut Your Hearts UpRealSandmanSaturday Love'Til We Finally MeetUnknown Nick Jonas DuetUnknown Nick Jonas BalladUnknown Sean Kingston CollaborationVoodoo LoveYoung LoveYou're My Only Shawty
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
The Listening Sessions
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