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We were just fine and dandy listening to our copy of Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly on repeat... until she went and teased us with news of new music on the way. Between the A-list producers and a secret, unexpected collaboration, this sophomore outing sounds even better than the first — and we didn’t think that possible!

Now, we don’t have any new singles to share with you just yet, but we do have a pretty amazing stripped down performance from Ariana’s recent trip to Japan (where she’s currently No. 1 on the charts!). And hey, we’ll take what we can get!

The 20-year-old partnered up with beatboxing internet sensation Hikakin for an acapella rendition of “Baby I,” and boy do they sound awesome together! Ariana should consider doing more of this at her live shows! Also, it’s clear she’s been honing her craft in the studio, as girl’s voice is on point. Pretty promising for the new record!

This is sure to tide us over until we get the real deal from Ari in the near future. From the sounds of things, we won’t have to wait too much longer for some new ear candy from the rising R&B star. When a fan recently asked if it was going to take another three years for her to record the album, she tweeted back the following:

“Hah a lot sooner than that I promise... just wanna make sure it's right. you'd be surprised how much we got done already tho.”

Watch the video below, and let us know what you think of Ariana’s (sort of) new tune!


Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!