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Sweetener (Explicit)

Ariana Grande

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With her second album My Everything, Ariana Grande already made a clean sweep of awards in 2014. Four years later, now 25 years old, she seems more comfortable than ever on Sweetener, a multi-textured pop album. The young woman, who had a tendency to lose herself in weeping lyrical musings, has found a new path on which she’s able to lay out her strong personality. Behind her angelic face hides a fierce predator, capable of venturing onto risky territories. She doesn’t appear unfazed by Pharrell Williams on their retro 90’s duo Blazed. Ariana Grande knows how to take her rightful place, even with the queen Nicki Minaj, who confronted her in a hip-hop test (The Light Is Coming). With REM and God Is a Woman, there is no longer any doubt. The young singer blurs boundaries and expands her musical field to the point of embodying a goddess. But the charm of Ariana Grande is the ease and humility with which she plays with her various facets. Kitsch and romantic, intense and funny, Sweetener is without a doubt the album that resembles her the most, by its fantasy, and the fact that she composed ten out of the fifteen tracks or so. As a confirmed singer-songwriter, Grande now joins the next level with a solid album, but not as experimental and scattered as her previous ones. © Anna Coluthe/Qobuz

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1
raindrops (an angel cried) Explicit
00:00:37

Max Martin, Producer - Bob Gaudio, ComposerLyricist - Sam Holland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
blazed (ft. Pharell Willians) Explicit
00:03:16

Pharrell Williams, Producer, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Coleman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Maxine Ashley, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
the light is coming (ft. Nicki Minaj) Explicit
00:03:48

Onika Maraj, ComposerLyricist - Pharrell Williams, Producer, ComposerLyricist - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Galland, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ramon Rivas, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nicki Minaj, FeaturedArtist - Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Editor, Recording Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jacob Dennis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brendan Morawski, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robin Florent, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Manny Park, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Desmarais, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kris Crawford, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
R.E.M Explicit
00:04:05

Pharrell Williams, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Coleman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jon Sher, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Larson, Programmer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Guillermo Lefeld, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
God is a woman Explicit
00:03:17

Max Martin, ComposerLyricist - Savan Kotecha, ComposerLyricist - John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rickard Göransson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ilya Salmanzadeh, ComposerLyricist - Ilya, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Unknown, Programming, Background Vocalist, Other, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Ariana Grande, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
sweetener Explicit
00:03:28

Pharrell Williams, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Coleman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Kim, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Kahn, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jacob Dennis, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Iain Findlay, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
successful Explicit
00:03:47

Pharrell Williams, Producer, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Coleman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hart Gunther, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
everytime Explicit
00:02:52

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Savan Kotecha, ComposerLyricist - John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya Salmanzadeh, ComposerLyricist - Ilya, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
breathin Explicit
00:03:18

Max Martin, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Savan Kotecha, ComposerLyricist - Peter Svensson, ComposerLyricist - John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya Salmanzadeh, ComposerLyricist - Noah Passovoy, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Ariana Grande, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
no tears left to cry
00:03:25

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Savan Kotecha, ComposerLyricist - John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya Salmanzadeh, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ariana Grande, Vocals, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
borderline (ft. Missy Eliott) Explicit
00:02:57

Missy Elliott, FeaturedArtist - Pharrell Williams, Producer, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Coleman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melissa Elliott, ComposerLyricist - Ariana Grande, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
better off Explicit
00:02:51

John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tommy Brown, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ariana Grande, MainArtist - Hit-Boy, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Peter Lee Johnson, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Kimberly Krysiuk, ComposerLyricist - Brian Malik Baptiste, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
goodnight n go Explicit
00:03:09

Michael Foster, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Imogen Heap, ComposerLyricist - Tommy Brown, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Charles Anderson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ariana Grande, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Victoria McCants, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
pete davidson Explicit
00:01:13

John Hanes, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tommy Brown, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Charles Anderson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ariana Grande, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Victoria McCants, ComposerLyricist - Peter Lee Johnson, Strings, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
get well soon Explicit
00:05:22

Pharrell Williams, Producer, ComposerLyricist - PHIL TAN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ariana Grande, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Larson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Zimmerman, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Cullison, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

With her second album My Everything, Ariana Grande already made a clean sweep of awards in 2014. Four years later, now 25 years old, she seems more comfortable than ever on Sweetener, a multi-textured pop album. The young woman, who had a tendency to lose herself in weeping lyrical musings, has found a new path on which she’s able to lay out her strong personality. Behind her angelic face hides a fierce predator, capable of venturing onto risky territories. She doesn’t appear unfazed by Pharrell Williams on their retro 90’s duo Blazed. Ariana Grande knows how to take her rightful place, even with the queen Nicki Minaj, who confronted her in a hip-hop test (The Light Is Coming). With REM and God Is a Woman, there is no longer any doubt. The young singer blurs boundaries and expands her musical field to the point of embodying a goddess. But the charm of Ariana Grande is the ease and humility with which she plays with her various facets. Kitsch and romantic, intense and funny, Sweetener is without a doubt the album that resembles her the most, by its fantasy, and the fact that she composed ten out of the fifteen tracks or so. As a confirmed singer-songwriter, Grande now joins the next level with a solid album, but not as experimental and scattered as her previous ones. © Anna Coluthe/Qobuz

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