“Right There” follows the “The Way” formula to a T, with diminished (but still unhateable) returns.
A doo-wop throwback gives us a glimpse of what Ariana Grande’s debut LP could have sounded like in its entirety.
Ariana decides to be part of the solution, not part of the problem with her pro-love pop anthem.
The second of Ariane’s two doo-wop ballads on “Yours Truly” proves a little more distinctive.
At long last, the single that brought us all here.
Another late-’90s-reminiscent pop song, though with less of an obvious formula this time.
A duet (with the Wanted’s Nathan Sykes) like they truly don’t make ‘em anymore.
A duet borrowed from Mika’s latest album casts Ariana as an unlikely outcast.
“Yours Truly” ends on an oddly schizophrenic note.
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Third-best is the charm.
Few truly unforgettable moments, but plenty of memorable ones from pop’s best and brightest on MTV’s biggest night.
Lady Gaga’s VMA-opening performance was enjoyable, but felt more like a career retrospective than a brave step forward.