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on 25 August 2014
Across the pop universe where fleeting stars come and go abundantly and ever so regularly, there come quite often little ones who look certain to shine bright. Ariana Grande is a multi-talented, hard-working, honest-looking young girl, trying to find her way in the entertainment business. Though pop stars tend to shed their clean-cut image and alienate in the process, and since what makes a good person may be subjective, the fact that this little sweety seems to foster a positive image is proof that she has good intentions. This, her follow-up to last year's "Yours truly", is a mix of styles clearly aiming to appeal to as many buyers possible, as well as to showcase her vocal range. Not as instantly engaging as her debut, but just as enjoyable, it is filled with many potential hits, the standouts of which are the elegantly sexy duet with The Weeknd, "Love me harder", and the meaningful "don't-hate-don't-judge" "You don't know me", 2 beautiful slices of pop perfection. Credit should be given where it is due; although Grande's "My everything" grande it is not, it is fine for what it is, so there is no point in dissecting it. Gotta love her, a future pop princess in the making for sure, look forward to watching her blossom.