20 Best Debuts of 2013

From the precocious Lorde to the impish Fidlar, these are the rookies of the year

Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly'
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16. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly'

This 20-year-old Boca Raton native's debut starts with Mantovani-strings amd moves into Glee-via-doo-wop harmonies before resolving into semi-modern pop with guest spots from Mac Miller and Big Sean. The stylistic child of early Janet, Whitney and Mariah, she could be, as Homer Simpson, once put it, bigger than curly fries.

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