7 Times Ariana Grande Sampled Other Artists' Songs

This week in pop music mysteries: Did Ariana Grande sample a Natasha Bedingfield song for her new album, Moonlight? That's what fans are wondering after the 22-year-old singer posted lyrics from Bedingfield's 2004 hit, "These Words," on Twitter last Friday. When she finished sharing lines from the track’s incredibly catchy chorus, the star mysteriously tweeted a moon and a teacup emoji, which could possibly indicate she was "spilling tea" (or "revealing details" for all you grandmas and grandpas out there) about her upcoming third LP.

I wouldn't be surprised if this recent rumor turned out to be true. After all, Grande professed her love for “These Words” on Twitter back in 2012. Clearly, she’s a big fan of the tune. Additionally, Grande has a history of sampling other artists' work.

Yes, with the help of various songwriters and producers, Grande has borrowed from a number of songs across a variety of genres throughout her career — beginning with the premiere of her debut single, "Put Your Hearts Up," in 2011. Some samples are more difficult to identify than others, however, so I decided to do a little research. Here are seven times Ariana Grande sampled other artists' tracks, according to WhoSampled.com:

"Put Your Hearts Up" (2011)

Samples 4 Non Blondes' iconic 1993 song "What's Up?":

"The Way" From Yours Truly (2013)

Samples Brenda Russell's 1979 tune "A Little Bit of Love" by way of Big Pun's 1998 hit "Still Not a Player":

"Right There" From Yours Truly (2013)

Samples The Jeff Lorber Fusion's 1979 track "Rain Dance" by way of Lil' Kim's 1997 single "Crush on You":

"Popular Song" From Yours Truly (2013)

Samples "Popular" from the 2003 musical Wicked :

"Lovin' It" From Yours Truly (2013)

Samples Mary J. Blige's 1992 song "Real Love":

"Break Your Heart Right Back" From My Everything (2014)

Samples Diana Ross' 1980 tune "I'm Coming Out" by way of The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 hit "Mo Money, Mo Problems":

"Cadillac Song" From My Everything (2014)

Samples The Sylvers' 1972 track "How Love Hurts":