‘Dangerous Woman,’ the highly anticipated third LP of Ariana Grande, has finally made its way onto shelves.Array
After weeks of endless teasers, some of which included the pint-size powerhouse dropping full versions of the tunes that line the album in the days before its release, the once embattled project has become available for streaming and purchase via wide release on its first day.
The step is a departure from most of the year’s bigger-named projects which have limited their availability to certain platforms. Will the move pay off?
Fans undoubtedly remember ‘Dangerous’ was off to quite the dangerous start. The era, originally titled ‘Moonlight,’ was literally kicked off weeks after the songstress was engaged in the worst publicity of her short, yet storied career. Not exactly touching a sweet-spot in America’s heart after a donut-licking stunt also saw her spew anti-American sentiments, Grande forged ahead with the release of the not-so-well received ‘Focus.’
Despite fair streaming power and a history-making top 10 debut, the song’s brief impact encouraged Ari and team to quickly shift their focus to changing the direction (and release date) of the new project. Evolved to ‘Dangerous Woman,’ the songs and concept of the album shows the singer making a much desired (and probably much needed) step toward artistic and personal growth. Leaving behind the pure pop-friendly bops that lined her first project, Grande is making a grand entrance into more unadulterated R&B/soul sounds.
Tapping ‘Bang Bang’ co-star Nicki Minaj (click here to listen), Future (click here to listen), Lil Wayne (click here to listen), and surprise guest Macy Gray (click here to listen) along for the 15-track ride, ‘Woman’ sees Ari try to embrace – more than ever – being just that…a grown woman. More importantly, she’s hoping the buying public gets the memo.
With that in mind, tell us: