"Baby I" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her debut studio album, Yours Truly (2013). It was written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon and Patrick "J. Que" Smith and produced by the first two. The song was released by Republic Records on July 22, 2013, as the second single from the album.
In an interview with Complex, Grande reveals that "Baby I" was originally written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds for Beyoncé. Grande also stated that it was actually Mac Miller who picked "Baby I" to be the second single for her album.
Grande opined that "Baby I" was more "sophisticated" and "mature" and showed off her musicality and vocals more than her previous hit single "The Way", which was part of what made her excited to release the song. She was revealing snippets of the song days before its release. The single was released to the digital retailer iTunes on July 22, 2013.
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Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
Ariana Grande – Last Christmas
Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande – All My Love
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Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande – Faith
Ariana Grande ft. Big Sean – Best Mistake
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Ariana Grande – Into You
Big Sean ft. Ariana Grande – Research
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