The Best (Ariana Grande album)

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The Best
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) (Japan)
Length64:41
Label Universal Music Japan
Ariana Grande chronology
Dangerous Woman
(2016)
The Best
(2017)
Sweetener
(2018)

The Best is the first greatest hits album by American singer Ariana Grande. It features the singles from her first three studio albums: Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014) and Dangerous Woman (2016), plus her duet with John Legend, "Beauty and the Beast", for the Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2017) and "Faith" with Stevie Wonder for the Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016). [1] It was released, digitally and physically, exclusively in Japan on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan. [2] In Japan, the album sold 24,764 copies in its first week peaking at number two. [3] [4]

A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band. Most often the track list contains previously released recordings with a high degree of notability. However, to increase the appeal, especially to people who already own the original release, it is common to include remixes or alternate takes of popular songs; sometimes even new material will function as bonus tracks. At times, a greatest hits compilation is the original album release for songs that have themselves been released as a single and charted successfully.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

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<i>Yours Truly</i> (Ariana Grande album) 2013 studio album by Ariana Grande

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Contents

Release and artwork

The Best was released on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan, in four different formats. The standard edition (which was also released digitally) [5] features eighteen tracks. The Deluxe edition features the eighteen tracks CD and a bonus DVD including four music videos while the Blu-ray version of the album contains ten music videos. [6]

Each physical version comes with a store exclusive gift. Albums bought at HMV stores include an A4 Clear file, albums bought at Tower Records stores include a can badge, albums bought at Tsutaya Records includes a post card, and albums bought at Universal Music Store include a B2 notification poster.[ citation needed ]

HMV is a UK based music and film retailer. The first HMV-branded store was opened by the Gramophone Company on Oxford Street in 1921, and the HMV name was also used for television and radio sets manufactured from the 1930s onwards. The retail side of the business began to expand in the 1960s, and in 1998 was divested from EMI, the successor to the Gramophone Company, to form what would become HMV Group.

Tower Records is an international retail music franchise and online music store that was formerly based in Sacramento, California, USA. From 1960 until 2006, Tower operated retail stores in the United States, which closed when Tower Records filed for bankruptcy and liquidation. Tower.com was purchased by a separate entity and was not affected by the retail store closings. The corporate name was MTS Inc., but this was little-known compared to the much more widely recognized Tower Records.

Track listing

Track listing adapted from iTunes. [7]

The BestStandard edition
No.TitleOriginal album(s)Length
1."Break Free" (featuring Zedd) My Everything 3:34
2."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea)My Everything3:13
3."Baby I" Yours Truly 3:17
4."Into You" Dangerous Woman 4:04
5."Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)My Everything and Sweet Talker 3:19
6."Side to Side" (featuring Nicki Minaj)Dangerous Woman3:46
7."One Last Time"My Everything3:17
8."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller)Yours Truly3:47
9."Be Alright"Dangerous Woman2:59
10."Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd)My Everything3:56
11."Everyday" (featuring Future)Dangerous Woman3:14
12."Right There" (featuring Big Sean)Yours Truly4:07
13."Greedy"Dangerous Woman3:34
14."Piano"Yours Truly3:54
15."Dangerous Woman"Dangerous Woman3:55
16."Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean)My Everything3:53
17."Faith" (Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande) Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2:42
18."Beauty and the Beast" (with John Legend) Beauty and the Beast 3:47

Charts

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
JapanSeptember 27, 2017
Republic [13]

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