Coming into the scene is one big challenge in the entertainment industry – especially the music aspect of it. And the name Ariana Grande is no new to trademark – at least to fans of the Nickelodeon TV series, Victorious. Something you, probably, didn’t know is that Ariana Grande co-wrote and performed the theme song for this TV series – and before venturing into music finally, she did a song (her debut single) with Mac Miller. After listening to the songs, and being wowed by both, I concluded that Ariana Grande possessed some kind of alluring musical prowess that couldn’t be confined to some series soundtrack or a radio hit single. And the fact that her sonorous voice is one that captivates the attention of its ‘victim’ cannot be overlooked. From her hit single off the album, The Way, she says: ‘we gotta go back, back in time….’ – and she did heed to this ‘advice’. The 12-tracked album is filled with chords from way back – something you would call the vintage chords progression. A throw-back to the R&B and Pop style of the 90s is what Ariana Grande did with this album – and to tell nothing less than the truth, it was amazing. Although the album didn’t have a focused genre, it was more of R&B and pop with a touch of the Adult contemporary music and dance music, as well. However, this album had a little flop – its songwriting. We can totally blame Ariana Grande for this – but her inexperience and her use of vieux jeu songwriters. Putting all these aside, this album brought a whole lot of controversies – one of which was Ariana Grande’s comparison to Mariah Carey! This argument was stirred up by a couple of things from the LP. The fact that the album had a lot to do with the 90’s R&B/Pop groove was one reason – not just this but that they were more like the ‘Mariah Carey style of music’. And the second being that Ariana Grande’s vocal range and pitch-spanning capacity were somewhat similar to Mariah Carey’s. After much was said and done to air the mist on this issue, it was realized that Mariah Carey was one of her musical idol and influence – others being Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse and the amazing Whitney Houston. AllMusic’s Matt Collar gave this album four stars out of five and termed it ‘a surprisingly sophisticated and unique debut album’. Speaking of accolades, Yours Truly didn’t do badly – at least for a debut album. It attained the top-ten positions in a few countries, including Ireland, Japan and the Netherlands. There’s nothing more to Yours Truly, except that it tells music lovers around the world to watch out for a new voice storming their waves in a while.