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Ariana Grande new album preview: ‘It’s a lot better than my first’

Ariana Grande is still riding high with her summertime hit “Problem,” but the 21-year-old pop superstar says there are more good things to come later this month. The pop star hinted that her upcoming album will include even better music than her 2013 debut, “Yours Truly.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Singer Ariana Grande attends FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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On Sunday, the singer told ET Online that she’s super excited for the release of her new record, My Everything.

"I've never been more excited about anything in my whole life,” Grande revealed ahead of Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards. "I feel that it's a lot better than my first. I know that's kind of weird to say, but I'm just so excited about it that I can't help it."

Grande’s new album will feature the song “Break Free,” which debuted as the album’s second single last month. She collaborated with EDM guru Zedd for the track. Other collaborations include “Be My Baby” with Cashmere Cat, and a team up with A$AP Ferg on “Hands On Me.” One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles also wrote a song for the album, “A Little Bit of Your Heart.” In addition, fans who pre-order the new album will get the promotional single "Best Mistake" featuring Big Sean.

Grande recently told Time she butted heads with record producer Max Martin over the lyrics to “Break Free.” Of the nonsensical lines “Now that I’ve become who I really are” and “I only wanna die alive,” Grande said, “I fought him on it the whole time. ‘I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me, God!’ Max was like, ‘It’s funny — just do it!’ I know it’s funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things make me cringe sometimes.”

The former Nickelodeon star (“Sam and Cat”) took home two trophies at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards, winning Choice Female Artist and Choice Song by a Female Artist for her song “Problem,” the hit first single from My Everything. “Problem,” which features Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea and was released a single in April, has been burning up the charts all summer.

My Everything is due out on Aug. 25, but one person who may not be around to celebrate is Grande’s brother, Frankie. The social media personality is currently holed up in the “Big Brother” house, and unless he’s evicted before his sister’s album launch, he’ll still be sequestered for the CBS reality show when the record drops.

Frankie Grande recently confessed to his “Big Brother” housemates that he’s the sibling of the pop superstar, and while some of his roomies were star struck, a few of them were unaware of who Ariana Grande actually was. But with any luck, Ariana Grande will be a household name after the release of My Everything, even in the “Big Brother” house.

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