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Ariana Grande Shows Pop Chops on 'You'll Never Know' – Song Premiere

Singer releases debut LP, 'Yours Truly,' on September 3rd

Ariana Grande, 'You'll Never Know'
Robert Ashcroft
August 28, 2013 8:30 AM ET

Following her debut performance just days ago at MTV's Video Music Awards, Ariana Grande will release her first full-length album, Yours Truly, on September 3rd. The Nickelodeon sweetheart (she starred in the channel's hit series Sam & Cat) showcases her voice and flair for pop on "You'll Never Know," which pairs her breathy vocals with layers of burbling synthesizers.

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"I've been working on my album for three years and I am so excited to finally share it with everyone now," Grande tells Rolling Stone. "'You'll Never Know" is a special song and I hope you love it as much as I do."

Grande worked with writers and producers including Babyface and Harmony on Yours Truly, which also features collaborations with Mika, Big Sean and Nathan Sykes of the Wanted. The album is available for pre-order here.

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