Grande’s third release pairs her otherworldly vocals with fresh R&B and hip-hop production.
Dangerous Woman (Republic Records)
Featuring notable rap collaborators including Lil Wayne, Future and Nicki Minaj, Dangerous Woman skews far from the dance-pop we’ve come to expect from the now-global superstar. The record’s finest moments include both its title track and a surprise duet with under-appreciated soul and jazz diva Macy Gray on the devastatingly gorgeous “Leave Me Lonely.” Grande’s previous mega hits — notably “Break Free,” “Bang Bang” and “Love Me Harder” — became nearly instant dance floor anthems at gay clubs around the world. However, the bulk of Dangerous Woman seems much better suited for midnight listens in the boudoir with somebody special. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @arianagrande.
Last modified: October 16, 2017