My Everything [Deluxe Version]

My Everything [Deluxe Version]

by Ariana GrandeAriana Grande

CD(Special Edition)

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When My Everything arrived as the summer of 2014 drew to a close, it was clear that Ariana Grande was poised to be the reigning pop diva of the mid-decade. Possessed with greater vocal chops than any of her peers -- her effortless runs revealed the limitations of Katy Perry and Rihanna -- she luxuriated in her debt to Mariah Carey on her 2013 debut Yours Truly, working mainly with Babyface to re-create the vibe and feel of the '90s. On My Everything, Grande takes a decisive step into the future, breaking away from Babyface so she can bring in a host of modern producers -- Max Martin, Shellback, David Guetta, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Darkchild, and Pop & Oak among them -- not to mention a parade of guest stars highlighted by Iggy Azalea, A$AP Ferg, the Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Zedd, and Big Sean. All this suggests Grande is resolved to inhabit her time, which is true. She remains anchored in '90s soul on My Everything -- and it's hard to deny her love of Mariah, although Ariana rarely indulges in the high-flying melisma that's her idol's specialty -- but there are serious EDM flourishes and a facility with hip-hop, something that's showcased via the countless cameos that eat up the midsection of the album. With the exception of Iggy swooping in on "Problem" or the Weeknd on "Love Me Harder," these cameos are often used as flair -- not dissimilar to the washes of analog synths, the "I'm Coming Out" sample on "Break Your Heart Right Back," or stuttering EDM beats -- on songs that keep the focus on the melodies Grande delivers with exacting grace. Ultimately, this emphasis on song is to the benefit of My Everything. Perhaps Grande doesn't overwhelm the songs the way an old-fashioned diva would, but she functions as a likeable pop ringleader, stepping aside when the track calls for it and then unleashing a full-throated wail when it's her time to shine.. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2014
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537939527
catalogNumber: 002139602
Rank: 20301

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ariana Grande   Primary Artist
Joi   Background Vocals
Max Martin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Johan Carlsson   Keyboards
Peter Zimney   Saxophone
Carmen Reece   Vocals
Mattias Bylund   Strings
Savan Kotecha   Background Vocals
Sibel   Background Vocals
Rickard Goransson   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ali Payami   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Shellback   Keyboards
Big Sean   Background Vocals
Carl Falk   Guitar
Taura Stinson   Background Vocals
Leon Silva   Saxophone
Jonas Thander   Horn
Victoria McCants   Background Vocals
Niklas Ljungfelt   Guitar
Peter Carlsson   Percussion,Drums
Iggy Azalea   Background Vocals
Chonita Gillespie   Background Vocals
ILYA   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer
Sauce   Vocal Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Kuk Harrell   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Benny Blanco   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Peter Svensson   Composer,Producer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
Mason Betha   Composer
Rami   Programming,Producer,Vocal Editing
Noel Zancanella   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
John Hanes   Engineer
Eric Weaver   Engineer
David Guetta   Composer
Travis Sayles   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Johan Carlsson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Gregg Rominiecki   Vocal Engineer
Carmen Reece   Arranger
Giorgio Tuinfort   Composer,Producer
Ryan Shanahan   Engineer
Rami Yacoub   Composer,Vocal Producer
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Donna Gryn   Marketing
Savan Kotecha   Composer,Vocal Producer
Brad Haugen   Marketing
Rickard Goransson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ali Payami   Composer,Programming,Producer
Shellback   Programming,Producer
Ariana Grande   Composer
Sam Holland   Engineer
Timothy Thomas   Composer
Theron Thomas   Composer
Carl Falk   Composer,Programming,Producer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Lido   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Steven Jordan   Composer
Greg Morgan   Sound Design
Ahmad Balshe   Composer
Paul "Hot Sauce" Dawson   Producer,Instrumentation
Anton Zaslavski   Composer
Onika Maraj   Composer
Jason Quenneville   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Laura Hess   Marketing
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer
Cory Bice   Engineer
Harmony Samuels   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Donald Glover   Composer
Victoria McCants   Composer,Vocal Producer
Sherrod Lambert   Composer
Jo Blaq   Vocal Producer
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Composer
Sean Anderson   Composer
Key Wane   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Matt Champlin   Engineer
Ammar Malik   Composer
Zedd   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Carlos King   Engineer
Chris Sclafani   Engineer
Jose Cardoza   Engineer
Harry Styles   Composer
Oakwud   Producer
Joe Carozza   Publicity
Peder Losnegård   Composer
Jesse Taub   Engineer
Dennis Jenkins   Composer
Abel Tesfaye   Composer
Peter Carlsson   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Iggy Azalea   Composer
Tommy Brown   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Darold Ferguson   Composer
Cashmere Cat   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Matthew Tryba   Engineer
H. "Carmen Reece" Culver   Composer
Dwane Weir   Composer
Alicia Renee Williams   Composer
Taylor Parks   Composer
Magnus August Höiberg   Composer
Kirby Dockery   Composer
Maurice David Wade   Composer
Adrianne Birge   Composer
Hector Delgado   Vocal Editing
ILYA   Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Editing

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