One of the hottest artists on the music charts, 25-year-old Ariana Grande already has four smash albums to her name and has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Her prolific music videos have garnered over 10 billion views online. Here we countdown Ariana’s top 10 music videos so you can relive her greatest hits.
10. One Last Time
“One Last Time” is from Ariana’s second album, My Everything, and was released in 2014. The song was written by David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk and produced by Rami Yocoub, Carl Falk and Giorgio Tuinfort. The music video was directed by Max Landis and was released in 2015. The music video co-stars Ariana’s former co-worker from Victorious, Matt Bennett.
9. The Way
Coming from Ariana’s debut album, Yours Truly, “The Way” was released in 2013. The song was written by Harmony Samuels, Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Brenda Russell and Mac Miller and produced by Harmony Samuels. It featured Mac Miller, who not only helped write the song but thought it would be a big hit. The song is about a romantic relationship, marking her career reboot into an older fan demographic. The music video was filmed and released in 2013 as well.
8. Dangerous Woman
The title track for Ariana’s third album of the same name, “Dangerous Woman” was released in 2016. The song was written by Johan Carllson and Ross Golan and produced by Johan Carllson, Ross Golan and Max Martin. She initially planned to release two separate music videos for the song, because it made her feel two distinct and separate ways. The second video was later cancelled due to lack of time. The released video for “Dangerous Woman” is her simple, glamorous take on the track.
7. Into You
“Into You” is another single from Ariana’s Dangerous Woman album, released in 2016. The song was written by Savan Kotecha and Alexander Kronlund and produced by Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The music video was released in 2016 as well, and surpassed 100 million views in 14 days.
6. Love Me Harder
A second song from Ariana’s My Everything, “Love Me Harder” was released in 2014 and features The Weeknd. In large part, pairing of The Weeknd on the track was used to promote The Weeknd. The song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye and Ahmad Balshe and produced by Ali Pavami and Peter Carlsson. The music video came out in 2014, playing out the track’s message of not being able to satisfy the needs of another in a relationship.
Another offering from Dangerous Woman, “Focus” was released in 2015. The song was written by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin and produced by Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin. The song was not universally liked, receiving both positive and negative reviews. The music video was released in 2015, showcasing stunning choreography with geometric-type visuals.
4. No Tears Left to Cry
“No Tears Left to Cry” is the lead track from Ariana’s 2018 album Sweetener. The song was written by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh and produced by Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. Meant as a tribute to those who died in a bombing during her show in Manchester in 2017, the song received critical praise. The music video was released in 2018, featuring stunts and optical illusions.
3. Break Free
“Break Free” is from Ariana’s second album, My Everything and came out in 2014. The song hit the top ten in several countries. “Break Free” was written by Savan Kotecha, Zedd and Max Martin and produced by Zedd and Max Martin. The music video was released in 2014 and had a space theme.
2. Problem featuring Iggy Azalea
“Problem” was released on Ariana’s second album, My Everything, and features rapper Iggy Azalea. The song was written by Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin and produced by Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin and Shellback. The music video was released in 2014, showcasing Ariana and Iggy in a noir theme.
1. Side to Side
“Side to Side” is from Ariana’s third album, Dangerous Woman, and was released in 2016. Featuring the rapper Nicki Minaj, the song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Alexander Kronlund, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and produced by Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The music video was premiered on the website for Guess clothing in 2016. The video shows Ariana and Nicki in a sauna with several shirtless men.