Ariana Grande has often been compared to Mariah Carey, and she once again proves worthy of the acclaim. The 20-year-old diva-in-training follows up her Mac Miller-assisted hit “The Way” with “Baby I.” The summertime record, written and produced by Babyface, Tony Dixon, and j.Que, features big vocals from the Nickelodeon star over a breezy beat.
The song was released shortly before midnight on iTunes and has already entered the top 5. Ariana’s debut is due September 3 on Universal Republic.
You can catch her performing live on “The Listening Sessions” tour, which kicks off August 13 in Silver Spring, Maryland.