|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||September 27, 2017 (Japan)|
|Label||Universal Music Japan|
|Ariana Grande chronology|
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).It was released, digitally and physically, exclusively in Japan on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan. In Japan, the album sold 24,764 copies in its first week peaking at number two.
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The Best was released on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan, in four different formats. The standard edition (which was also released digitally)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.
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 ]
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Track listing adapted from iTunes.
|The Best – Standard edition|
|1.||"Break Free" (featuring Zedd)||My Everything||3:34|
|2.||"Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea)||My Everything||3:13|
|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 Woman||3:46|
|7.||"One Last Time"||My Everything||3:17|
|8.||"The Way" (featuring Mac Miller)||Yours Truly||3:47|
|9.||"Be Alright"||Dangerous Woman||2:59|
|10.||"Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd)||My Everything||3:56|
|11.||"Everyday" (featuring Future)||Dangerous Woman||3:14|
|12.||"Right There" (featuring Big Sean)||Yours Truly||4:07|
|15.||"Dangerous Woman"||Dangerous Woman||3:55|
|16.||"Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean)||My Everything||3:53|
|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|
|Deluxe Edition – DVD|
|1.||"Baby I" (Music Video)|
|2.||"Break Free" (Music Video)|
|3.||"Into You" (Music Video)|
|4.||"Side to Side" (Music Video)|
|Limited Release – Blu-ray|
|1.||"Baby I" (Music Video)|
|2.||"The Way" (Music Video)|
|3.||"Right There" (Music Video)|
|4.||"Break Free" (Music Video)|
|5.||"Bang Bang" (Music Video)|
|6.||"Love Me Harder" (Music Video)|
|7.||"One Last Time" (Music Video)|
|8.||"Dangerous Woman" (Music Video)|
|9.||"Into You" (Music Video)|
|10.||"Everyday" (Music Video)|
|Japan||September 27, 2017||Republic|
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