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The 15 best and 15 worst Ariana Grande songs of all time

INSIDER Logo By cahlgrim@businessinsider.com (Callie Ahlgrim) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 31: Ariana Grande is a Grammy-winning singer whose career spans nine years and five studio albums.She has some truly iconic hit singles like "Thank U, Next" and "Into You," as well as some equally sublime deep cuts like "Everytime" and "Only 1."However, Grande has also delivered some less impressive tracks. Many fans were underwhelmed by "Blazed" and "Focus," for example, and her early girl-power hit "Bang Bang" is deeply annoying.Insider considered listenability, lyrical quality, production value, fan belovedness, and critical reception to come up with the 15 best and 15 worst songs of the singer's career thus far.Songs with Grande as a featured artist were not factored into these rankings.When "Victorious" premiered on Nickelodeon in March 2010, Ariana Grande became known as the bubbly, spacey, red-haired Cat Valentine, a high schooler with a prodigious voice.Less than three years later, Grande had seamlessly pivoted to a full-time music career. Though it took some time to carve her own unique space in a crowded industry, she now boasts five studio albums, 11 Grammy nominations, and a reputation as an illustrious, fearless pop icon.In 2020 alone, without releasing any solo music, Grande has broken six major chart records — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.Insider weighed factors like listenability, lyrical quality, production value, and critic reception to come up with the 15 best and 15 worst songs of the singer's career thus far.(Note: Songs with Grande as a featured artist were not factored into these rankings.)Read the original article on Insider

The 15 best and 15 worst Ariana Grande songs of all time

  • Ariana Grande is a Grammy-winning singer whose career spans nine years and five studio albums.
  • She has some truly iconic hit singles like "Thank U, Next" and "Into You," as well as some equally sublime deep cuts like "Everytime" and "Only 1."
  • However, Grande has also delivered some less impressive tracks. Many fans were underwhelmed by "Blazed" and "Focus," for example, and her early girl-power hit "Bang Bang" is deeply annoying.
  • Insider considered listenability, lyrical quality, production value, fan belovedness, and critical reception to come up with the 15 best and 15 worst songs of the singer's career thus far.
  • Songs with Grande as a featured artist were not factored into these rankings.

When "Victorious" premiered on Nickelodeon in March 2010, Ariana Grande became known as the bubbly, spacey, red-haired Cat Valentine, a high schooler with a prodigious voice.

Less than three years later, Grande had seamlessly pivoted to a full-time music career. Though it took some time to carve her own unique space in a crowded industry, she now boasts five studio albums, 11 Grammy nominations, and a reputation as an illustrious, fearless pop icon.

In 2020 alone, without releasing any solo music, Grande has broken six major chart records — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

Insider weighed factors like listenability, lyrical quality, production value, and critic reception to come up with the 15 best and 15 worst songs of the singer's career thus far.

(Note: Songs with Grande as a featured artist were not factored into these rankings.)

Read the original article on Insider
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