Ariana Grande has an undeniably incredible voice, but her third album, ‘Dangerous Woman,’ also shows that she’s got quite the sexy side to her as well. Her latest collection of songs aren’t just her best yet, they’re by far the raunchiest too! See our full album review right here!
With a fearless title like Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande created some high expectations for her third album. But when the 22-year-old singer premiered the title track in March, it was evident that she was determined to meet those expectations, also adding some major sex appeal into her new music. And now that the full album has arrived, it’s clear that Ariana had no problem achieving the fierceness that the Dangerous title holds!
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Despite the fact that Ariana’s look hasn’t changed much since she broke onto the scene with her perky ponytail and crop top/short skirt wardrobe, her lyrics declare that she’s no longer the good girl that happens to have a little sass. This time around, Ariana is using her powerhouse voice to not just bring the sass, but some serious sexiness too…and that’s one musically lethal combination.
Thanks to the sex-based tracks Ariana dropped prior to the album’s release like “Into You” and “Let Me Love You,” it was plain to see that Ariana’s lyrics have grown up along with Ari herself. That raunchiness continues throughout the entire album in songs such as the ever-so-risqué “Everyday” and the no-filter Nicki Minaj collab “Side To Side.” Another sexy number, “Touch It,” lets the title speak for itself, but it’s one of the best songs on the entire record and could easily become another Ariana hit.
But along with the sex appeal comes confidence, which allows Ariana to demonstrate the ridiculous range she has (check out the runs on “Bad Decisions”) as well as the femme fatale persona to which the title Dangerous Woman alludes (“Greedy”). And as for the softer side of Ariana, she doesn’t just use the album-opening “Moonlight” to display that — practically half of the record is love songs (“Sometimes,” “Be Alright,” and “Thinking Bout You,” likely dedicated to Ariana’s current boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez), a nice break from the sexed-up beat-bumping tracks.
It’s actually rather interesting that Ariana chose to start off the album with a track as mellow as “Moonlight.” Of course, the slow and beautiful song (reminiscent of “Honeymoon Avenue” from 2013’s Yours Truly) is still a fantastic showcase of Ariana’s powerful vocals, but it’s just not quite the intro that one would expect from such an upbeat, sexed-up album. Perhaps that’s why she opted to change the album name from Moonlight to Dangerous Woman, and what a genius decision it was. It’s exactly the title Ariana deserves after putting together a record like this, as she proves she’s a force to be reckoned with!
Whatever it is that Ariana hoped to bring to the album most, she managed to make one thing very clear with Dangerous Woman: She knows exactly who she is as an artist. There’s no gimmicks or sell-out tracks on the album, and enough variety in topics and styles to show that Ariana doesn’t just try new things — she absolutely nails them. And when it comes to her competition, that makes her one dangerous woman!
What do you think of Dangerous Woman, HollywoodLifers? Is this Ariana’s best album yet? What are your favorite songs? Tell us below!