Singer Ariana Grande recently released the official track list for her upcoming album, Dangerous Woman.
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The former Nickelodeon star used a compilation of creative mugshots and social media to release the track numbers and titles for all 15 of the songs that are included on her highly-anticipated album. In addition to the song titles, she also included details about the four featured guests that she involved with this particular project: Future, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray and Nicki Minaj.
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Here is the complete Dangerous Woman track listing:
2. “Dangerous Woman”
3. “Be Alright”
4. “Into You”
5. “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj
6. “Let Me Love You,” featuring Lil’ Wayne
8. “Leave Me Lonely,” featuring Macy Gray
9. “Everyday,” featuring Future
11. “I Don’t Care”
12. “Bad Decisions”
13. “Touch It”
14. “Knew Better/Forever Boy”
15. “Thinking Bout You”
The news of her official track list comes more than two weeks after the release of her intense music video for “Dangerous Woman” – her newest single and the titular track from her upcoming album.
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During an interview with MTV News earlier this month, Ariana Grande shared details on a second music video for the same song which is going to be released in the future. According to Ariana, the look and feel of the second music video will apparently be completely different from the first.
“There’s one more coming. I’m excited about it. This one’s more cinematic and weird and tells a story. It’s very different from the first one. I wanted to do a sexy, simple, more glamorous video, which was visual one. And then the second one is very different… it’s very weird.”
In a June 2014 interview with Clash magazine, Ariana Grande opened up about her love for music and the overall approach and mentality that she had for the music business. She made it clear that music was “the most important thing in the world” to her.
“I feel like I’m provocative when I need to be, and I love feeling sexy and I love stepping up and being fun and everything. But for me, the main focus is the music, and I am glad that that comes across.”
Ariana further explained that she was not in a rush to shed her “child star-image” through controversy just to show off her “maturity” (or lack thereof).
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I wish Ariana Grande’s whole second CD sounded like the songs that came extra on the Target special edition
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She decided to focus on simply making music while separating herself from that particular image gradually over time.
“I don’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Hey, what can I do to shock people today?’ I just think like, ‘Okay, let’s go make music’. I mean, I like the idea of separating myself from my younger image in a gradual, authentic way – I don’t really feel comfortable doing something out of control to convey my maturity, because it doesn’t feel genuine to me.”
Ariana Grande went on to say that she wanted to “convey sexiness and maturity in ways that [she’s] comfortable with, but that’s not [her] priority when it comes to the music.” In her own words, she made it clear that the music “speaks for itself” which is why she would “rather just focus on the music.”
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