The Best (Ariana Grande album)

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The Best
Ariana Grande - The Best.png
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) (Japan)
Length64:41
LabelUniversal Music Japan
Ariana Grande chronology
Dangerous Woman
(2016)
The Best
(2017)
Sweetener
(2018)

The Best is the first greatest hits album by American singer Ariana Grande. It features the singles from her first three studio albums: Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014) and Dangerous Woman (2016), plus her duet with John Legend, "Beauty and the Beast", for the Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2017) and "Faith" with Stevie Wonder for the Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016).[1] It was released, digitally and physically, exclusively in Japan on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan.[2] In Japan, the album sold 24,764 copies in its first week peaking at number two.[3][4]

Release and artwork[edit]

The Best was released on September 27, 2017, by Universal Music Japan, in four different formats. The standard edition (which was also released digitally)[5] features eighteen tracks. The Deluxe edition features the eighteen tracks CD and a bonus DVD including four music videos while the Blu-ray version of the album contains ten music videos.[6]

Each physical version comes with a store exclusive gift. Albums bought at HMV stores include an A4 Clear file, albums bought at Tower Records stores include a can badge, albums bought at Tsutaya Records includes a post card, and albums bought at Universal Music Store include a B2 notification poster.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing adapted from iTunes.[7]

The BestStandard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Break Free" (featuring Zedd) (from My Everything, 2014)
3:35
2."Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) (from My Everything)3:13
3."Baby I" (from Yours Truly, 2013)
  • Edmonds
  • Dixon
3:17
4."Into You" (from Dangerous Woman, 2016)
  • Martin
  • Ilya
4:04
5."Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) (from My Everything)
3:18
6."Side to Side" (featuring Nicki Minaj) (from Dangerous Woman)
  • Grande
  • Martin
  • Kotecha
  • Kronlund
  • Salmanzadeh
  • Maraj
  • Martin
  • Ilya
3:46
7."One Last Time" (from My Everything)
3:17
8."The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) (from Yours Truly)
3:47
9."Be Alright" (from Dangerous Woman)
  • Twice as Nice
  • Brown
2:59
10."Love Me Harder" (with The Weeknd) (from My Everything)
  • Payami
  • Svensson
  • P. Carlsson[a]
3:56
11."Everyday" (featuring Future) (from Dangerous Woman)
3:14
12."Right There" (featuring Big Sean) (from Yours Truly)
  • Harmony
  • Jo Blaq[a]
4:07
13."Greedy" (from Dangerous Woman)
  • Martin
  • Kotecha
  • Kronlund
  • Salmanzadeh
  • Martin
  • Ilya
3:34
14."Piano" (from Yours Truly)
3:54
15."Dangerous Woman" (from Dangerous Woman)
3:55
16."Best Mistake" (featuring Big Sean) (from My Everything)
3:53
17."Faith" (Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande) (from Sing, 2016)2:42
18."Beauty and the Beast" (with John Legend) (from Beauty and the Beast, 2017)Ron Fair3:47
  • ^[a] denotes a vocal producer
  • ^[b] denotes a co-producer
  • ^[c] denotes a main and vocal producer
  • ^[d] denotes an additional producer

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan September 27, 2017
Republic [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best". iTunes Store. Japan: Apple. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ariana Grande – The Best". Universal Music Japan. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Japan Top Album Sales". Billboard (in Japanese). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2017-10-09" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 13, 2017
  5. ^ "The Best by Ariana Grande on iTunes". iTunes Store (Japan). September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ariana Grande 'The Best' Special Site". Universal Music (Japan). Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  7. ^ The Best by Ariana Grande (in Japanese), retrieved 2019-04-22
  8. ^ "Japan Download Albums". Billboard (in Japanese). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Japan Hot Albums". Billboard (in Japanese). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2017-10-09" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  11. ^ 年間アルバムヒットチャート 2017年(平成29年) (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "Hot Albums 2018 Year End". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Discography - Ariana Grande". Universal Music Japan. Retrieved September 26, 2017.