Ariana Grande graced our ears with her debut album over half a decade ago. Her first album, Yours Truly, went No. 1 shortly after the singer released it. She captured our hearts with songs like “Honeymoon Ave,” “You’ll Never Know,” and “Tattooed Heart.”
The studio album was released on September 3, 2013 and features 12 songs. The album incorporates a flare of R&B, and is heavily influenced by the likes of Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey.
In an interview about the release of the album, Grande says, “it’s going to be like pages lifted from my diary. It’s very honest and personal.” Yours Truly is the result of three years of blood, sweat, and tears. However, it was worth every last minute of it.
Yours Truly was Grande’s foot in the door, and she leaped with singles like “The Way” ft. Mac Miller, “Baby I,” and “Right There” ft Big Sean. Following after was the promotional single “Almost Is Never Enough” which featured Nathan Sykes of The Wanted.
In a Twitter post, Grande tells fans that this album has “so much of [her] heart.” Since her debut album, Grande has went on to release 5 albums in 6 years. Her most recent being Sweetener and thank u, next.
Did You Know: Ariana‘s debut album was almost titled Daydreamin‘. The title was later changed because Grande decided that the album felt like a love letter she wanted to sign.
Did You Know: The official cover was of Grande kneeling in pink roses but due to negative feedback the cover was quickly swapped for the black and white spotlight cover.
Words: Shae Arabella | Featured Photo: Republic Records