AOTY 2018

Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #439 / 758
User Score
Based on 501 ratings
2016 Ratings: #160
May 20, 2016 / Release Date
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Republic / Label
Pop / Genres
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Entertainment Weekly

While pop stars often atone for transgressions through song—just ask Justin Bieber—Grande wants to test the limits, not apologize. And that’s the best, baddest thing about Dangerous Woman.

It’s not only the consistent songwriting clout that elevates this album from recent efforts by Grande’s teen-star peers, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Even if most of it is co-written, the modish message of empowerment feels honest coming from Grande.

Track by track, Dangerous Woman has sly, subtle distinctions -- a little bit of torch gives way to some heavy hip only to have frothy pop surface again -- and while some of these cuts work better than others, the range is impressive, as is Grande's measured, assured performance.


As Minaj says on “Side to Side,” “young Ariana run pop.” This is indeed evident on Dangerous Woman, even if the results are uneven at times.

A.V. Club

Dangerous Woman is an effortless leap forward on which Grande comes into her own as a vocalist and performer.

Pretty Much Amazing

Dangerous Woman shouldn’t be taken particularly seriously as any kind of “maturation,” but ... it still has some pretty good songs on it.

Slant Magazine
Aside from the brassy but brief “I Don't Care” and “Thinkin Bout You” (which, with its weightless production and full-bodied vocal hook, comes close to pop perfection), the songs on the album's latter half are limited by their strict adherence to contemporary pop and R&B trends.

Dangerous Woman still feels unshakably safe. She appears to be in the right place creatively, but she just needs to take her own advice and break free.

Rolling Stone

Grande may not have settled on a sound, but she's still an outsized, dangerous talent.


In between, her edges are softened and her weird intensity diminished, and she becomes someone’s idea of something better than a diva: another hardworking professional.

Consequence of Sound

The pop star is putting out fine records, but it’s hard to escape the feeling that her ludicrous potential remains unfulfilled.

man her album covers get worse with each album
Vendo as resenhas e repercussão deste trabalho, esperava encontrar algo além de mais um disco de Pop Music, não encontrei. Isso não quer dizer que este é um disco superficial, nem mesmo ruim. Mas não é um trabalho que muda Ariana totalmente de escalão, por exemplo, embora seja sim um passo além que ela dá em sua carreira. De produção cristalina e com uma certa riqueza melódica considerável ... read more
Ariaa Grande returns with her most mature and catchy album yet, anticipated by some great singles that backed up the release. The 22-year old popstar showcases her fantastic voice once more on many tracks of the extensive tracklisting, but on Dangerous Woman it seems she found a bit more of a balance. Here, she wants to say a few things. The purpose of this record, obviously, is to state that Ariana doesn't want to be called a 'girl' no more, and some of the lyrics here sort of back up that ... read more
Yes, certainly, she's growing up, but dangerous woman, of course she ain't!
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Track List

  1. Moonlight
  2. Dangerous Woman
  3. Be Alright
  4. Into You
  5. Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  6. Let Me Love You (feat. Lil Wayne)
  7. Greedy
  8. Leave Me Lonely (feat. Macy Gray)
  9. Everyday (feat. Future)
  10. Sometimes
  11. I Don't Care
  12. Bad Decisions
  13. Touch It
  14. Knew Better / Forever Boy
  15. Thinking Bout You
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Added on: March 11, 2016