September 12, 2013


Ariana Grande Reveals Details for Next Album!

Peter Kramer/NBC/Getty Images
Peter Kramer/NBC/Getty Images

Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly just hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but she's hardly pausing to celebrate—the 20-year-old singer/actress is already thinking about LP No. 2!

"I've come up with two songs that I want on it," the Florida native told Rolling Stone of her next record, slated for February. "It's an album that I want to do a little bit different."

By "different," Grande means that she may abandon the '90s R&B groove that inspired her smash debut. "I don't want it to sound like an extension of Yours Truly," she explained. "I want it to sound like an evolution. I want to explore more sounds and experiment a little bit. I have a bunch of ideas I'm very excited about and a lot of stuff cooking."

And while Grande is known for her singing and acting prowess, she also talked up her studio engineering and production skills. "Mac Miller taught me how to work Pro Tools real quick," she said, adding that she's producing new music now. "It was really fun. I love, love, love just being hands on at all times in the studio."

RS also got Grande's thoughts on Miley Cyrus' twerk-filled VMA performance. While everyone from Big Freedia to Robin Thicke's mother slammed Cyrus, Grande offered a different take. 

"She looked like she was having the time of her life," Grande explained. "There's nothing wrong with having fun. Nothing wrong. I think all the people who are judging and saying mean things about it, need to spend less time judging other people and more time worrying about how to have as much fun as she's having in life right now."