My Everything (Bonus Tracks Edition)
While Ariana Grande's first album was an R&B-pop effort helmed by Babyface, My Everything enlists almost every A-lister in music (Zedd, Iggy, Nicki, etc.) for an EDM&B hybrid that showcases the full breadth of Grande's talents. This is a perfect picture of pop in 2014, from the soaring Ryan Tedder–penned ballad "Why Try" to Zedd's Vegas-bright "Break Free" to the pulsing midtempo groove of "Love Me Harder," featuring The Weeknd. Even One Direction's Harry Styles gets a writing credit on "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart." That Grande ably anchors such an all-star lineup is a testament to her gifts, not to mention her staying power.