Ariana Grande Evokes 90s Music Videos in 'Baby I' Clip: Watch
Ariana Grande's debut album "Yours Truly" is gunning for the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, and to remind R&B fans why they should pick up a copy of her sparkling full-length, the 20-year-old singer has released a light, likable music video for the album's second single, "Baby I."
Speaking with Billboard earlier this week, Grande said that she wanted the "Baby I" video to recall the breeziness of early 90s music videos from TLC and Will Smith (even though the singer was born in 1993). The "Baby I" clip does just that, showing the singer sporting some choreographed moves, belting in front of graffitied walls and even wearing white overalls. There's also a house party with giant Crayola crayons -- a solid addition to any soiree, really.
"Baby I" debuted at No. 21 on the Hot 100 chart as the second offering from "Yours Truly," following the Top 10 start of "The Way," featuring Mac Miller. Grande performed on "The Today Show" on Friday (Sept. 6), and will appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" later tonight.
As of Wednesday, "Yours Truly" was forecast to sell between 110,000 and 120,000 copies in its first week of release. Check back with Billboard.com later today for another update on next week's Billboard 200 action.