Ariana Grande reimagines Monica and Brandy's 'The Boy Is Mine'

Ariana Grande reimagines Monica and Brandy's 'The Boy Is Mine'

Ariana says she has always been a fan of Brandy and Monica's 1998 classic...

Ariana Grande holding a vinyl copy of her new album
Ariana Grande / Instagram (@arianagrande)

One of the songs on Ariana Grande's new album, 'Eternal Sunshine', is inspired by a famous song from the 90s. 

The 13-track album, released on March 8, features a song called, 'The Boy Is Mine'. That title is probably very familiar to fans of 90s R&B. 

Singers Brandy and Monica released a song of the same name in 1998. It quickly became one of the year's biggest songs and won a Grammy for 'Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group'.

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Speaking to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Ariana says she has always wanted to reimagine the track in "some kind of way". 

"I love that song... In a way, I was kind of like, ‘This is a very bad idea.’ But there is a large group of my fans that really do love a bad girl anthem, and this is an elevated version of that,” she said.

While Brandy and Monica's version is about fighting over a cheating boyfriend - whom they both later dump, Ariana embraces her inner bad girl. 

The 30-year-old's 'The Boy Is Mine' lyrics read:  

The boy is mine
I can't wait to try him
Le-let's get intertwined
The stars, they aligned
The boy is mine
Watch me take my time
I can't believe my mind
The boy is divine 
*Source: Musixmatch


Ariana's album includes the lead single, 'Yes, And?". The song debuted at #1 when it was released in January. 

The deluxe version of the album features a remix of the song with Mariah Carey. It also includes a remix of 'Supernatural' featuring Troye Sivan.

ALSO READ: Ariana Grande ropes in Mariah Carey for 'Yes, and?' remix

The latest release from 'Eternal Sunshine' is a synth-pop song called, 'We Can't Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)'.

Ariana released the song's music video on Friday, March 8. It has already been watched more than 15-million times on YouTube.  

Watch the 'We Can't Be Friends' music video below.


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Main image credit: Instagram/@arianagrande (Photographer Katia Temkin)

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