Adore (Cashmere Cat song)

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"Adore"
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Single by Cashmere Cat featuring Ariana Grande
from the album 9 (Japanese deluxe)
Released3 March 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded23 January 2015
Genre
Length3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Cashmere Cat singles chronology
"Ice Rink"
(2015)
"Adore"
(2015)
"Wild Love"
(2016)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"One Last Time"
(2015)
"Adore"
(2015)
"E Più Ti Penso"
(2015)
Music video
"Adore" (Audio) on YouTube

"Adore" is a song recorded by Norwegian DJ and record producer Cashmere Cat, featuring vocals by American singer Ariana Grande. It was written and produced by Cashmere along with Benny Blanco and Lido, and co-written by Ammar Malik, Jeremih Felton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Darryl Simmons. "Adore" was digitally released on March 3, 2015 by Friends Keep Secrets and Interscope Records.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

"Adore" is the second collaboration between Cashmere Cat and Grande, the first being the song "Be My Baby", from Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014).[2][3] The song features a heavy dose of breathy, falsetto vocals, atmospheric elements, subtle dance beats and punches of clattering percussion, and a vocal interpolation of Johnny Gill's classic R&B hit "My, My, My".[3]

Live performances[edit]

The song was first presented on Grande's The Honeymoon Tour.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

USA Today ranked the song as one of the 50 best in 2015, writing, "Grande’s towering vocals have never sounded better than on this offbeat R&B track."[5]

Charts performance[edit]

Commercially, the song peaked at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cashmere Cat's first appearance on that chart.[6]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adore (feat. Ariana Grande) – Single by Cashmere Cat". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ Roth, Madeline (February 26, 2015). "Cashmere Cat Debuts New Ariana Grande Song During Honeymoon Tour Kickoff". MTV. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lindner, Emilee (March 3, 2015). "Ariana Grande's New Song With Cashmere Cat Will Have You Screaming 'My My Myyyyy My My My My!'". MTV. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (March 4, 2015). "Watch Ariana Grande & Cashmere Cat Perform 'Adore'". Billboard. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  5. ^ McDermott, Maeve and Patrick Ryan. "The 50 best songs of 2015", USA Today, December 22, 2015
  6. ^ a b "Cashmere Cat Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cashmere Cat feat. Ariana Grande – Adore" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved March 14, 2015.

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