My Favorite Part

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"My Favorite Part"
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Single by Mac Miller featuring Ariana Grande
from the album The Divine Feminine
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
Format Digital download
RecordedJuly 2016
Genre
Length3:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) MusicManTy
Mac Miller singles chronology
"We"
(2016)
"My Favorite Part"
(2016)
"Learn How to Watch"
(2017)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"Side to Side"
(2016)
"My Favorite Part"
(2016)
"Faith"
(2016)

"My Favorite Part" is a song by American rapper Mac Miller, featuring singer Ariana Grande, from Miller's fourth studio album The Divine Feminine (2016). The song was written by Miller, Grande, and its producer, MusicManTy. It was released by Warner Bros. Records as the third single from The Divine Feminine on September 9, 2016. A music video was released on December 12, 2016.

Mac Miller American rapper

Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miller began his career in the city's hip hop scene in 2007, at the age of fifteen. In 2010, he signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based independent label Rostrum Records, with whom he had his breakthrough with the mixtapes K.I.D.S. (2010) and Best Day Ever (2011).

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After starring in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, she rose to prominence for her portrayal of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010-13), and its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013-14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.

<i>The Divine Feminine</i> 2016 studio album by Mac Miller

The Divine Feminine is the fourth studio album by American rapper Mac Miller. It was released on September 16, 2016, by REMember Music and Warner Bros. Records. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Ty Dolla Sign and Ariana Grande, among others.

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Background and release

"My Favorite Part" was written by Mac Miller, Ariana Grande, and its producer, Tyrone "MusicManTy" Johnson. [1] The song was released by Warner Bros. Records on September 9, 2016, as the third single from Miller's fourth studio album The Divine Feminine (2016). [2] "My Favorite Part" is an R&B and neo soul love song, with Miller singing instead of rapping. [3] [4]

Warner Bros. Records American record label

Warner Bros. Records Inc. is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1958 as the recorded music division of the American film studio Warner Bros., and was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations for much of its existence. The sequence of companies that controlled Warner Bros. and its allied labels evolved through a convoluted series of corporate mergers and acquisitions from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. Over this period, Warner Bros. Records grew from a struggling minor player in the music industry to one of the top record labels in the world.

Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.

Neo soul is a genre of popular music. The term was coined by music industry entrepreneur Kedar Massenburg during the late 1990s to market and describe a style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B. Heavily based in soul music, neo soul is distinguished by a less conventional sound than its contemporary R&B counterpart, with incorporated elements ranging from jazz, funk, hip hop and electronic to pop, fusion, and African music. It has been noted by music writers for its traditional R&B influences, conscious-driven lyrics, and strong female presence.

It is the third collaboration between Miller and Grande, following Grande's single "The Way" (2013) and a remix of Grande's single "Into You" (2016). [5] Miller and Grande were in a relationship when "My Favorite Part" was released, but the song had been written before it began, according to Miller. [6]

The Way (Ariana Grande song) single by Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

"The Way" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, featuring rapper Mac Miller, from Grande's debut studio album Yours Truly (2013). It was written by the song's producer Harmony Samuels, alongside Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Brenda Russell, and Miller. The song's backing track is based on the piano melody from Russell's 1979 song "A Little Bit of Love", and the song has melodic and lyrical similarities to Big Pun's 1998 song "Still Not a Player", which also samples "A Little Bit of Love".

Into You (Ariana Grande song) Song by Ariana Grande

"Into You" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album Dangerous Woman (2016). Grande co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The song was made available by digital download on May 6, 2016 via pre-order of the album and was later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28, 2016 as the album's second single. "Into You" is a dance-pop song and features "a thudding disco beat, lurking synths and sharp clicks" in its instrumentation.

Music video

On December 12, 2016, Miller released a music video for "My Favorite Part", directed by _p. [7] In the video, Grande enters her apartment complex in pouring rain and is helped by Miller when she drops her groceries. They enter their rooms and gaze at the wall that separates them, while reeling over their emotions for each other. After rain leaks inside, Miller visits Grande and she pulls him into her room. [8] [9]

Live performances

Miller and Grande performed the song on a concert special for Audience Network, which aired on September 30, 2016. [10]

Charts

Chart (2016)Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ) [11] 3
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles ( Billboard ) [12] 2

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