Just a little over a month after she filmed the music video for her recently-released single "Baby I", Ariana Grande unveils the fun visuals for the Babyface-produced track. The danceable tune, which showcases her wide vocal range in the sphere known only previously to pop/R'n'B diva Mariah Carey, serves as the follow-up to lead track and debut song "The Way" featuring Mac Miller off her album "Yours Truly".
The three-and-a-half-minute clip shows the 20-year-old singer singing on top of a white convertible then dancing in the street with her back-up crew of dancers in a white bra top paired with denim shorts with black high heels, a look that is reminiscent of Carey's looks in "Dreamlover", "Fantasy" and "Loverboy" videos. She also rocks the inside of a mini-bus in a multi-color, sequined corset top.
Apart from channeling both Carey's vocals and looks, Grande says she wanted to evoke the '90s look and vibe in her "Baby I" clip, despite being only a baby during that particular decade. The visuals throws viewers back in time with the house party scenes and the graffiti-filled walls, with a payphone and a boom box adding more authenticity to the dated video.
"Baby I" landed on No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on its debut. She is expected to perform the song when she guests on Jimmy Fallon's late-night talk show.
Ariana Grande's "Baby I" music video