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Better Off (Ariana Grande song)

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"Better Off"
Song by Ariana Grande
from the album Sweetener
ReleasedAugust 17, 2018
StudioDistrict 4-12 Studios (Northridge, California)
GenreDream pop
  • Tommy Brown
  • Chauncey Hollis
  • Brian Malik Baptiste
  • Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk
  • Ariana Grande
  • Hit-Boy
  • Tommy Brown
  • Brian Malik Baptiste

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"Better Off" is a song from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic on August 17, 2018. It was written by Grande, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk and its producers Tommy Brown, Chauncey Hollis and Brian Malik Baptiste.


Grande confirmed "Better Off" on June 2, 2018 on her Twitter account. She said her and Tommy Brown were deciding on different endings for the song.[1] Grande revealed on Twitter that the song is the closest to a ballad on the album.

On June 25, 2018, Grande confirmed that the song is old and she scrapped it off one of her previous albums. She also said "it's beautiful and has always been one of my favs and I'm very happy she's on there. [I am] excited to share it with you.".[2]

It has been confirmed that this track is about escaping a toxic relationship.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Chris DeVile of Stereogum called the song a "melancholy slow drift".[4]

Live performances[edit]

Grande debuted the song live on The Sweetener Sessions.[citation needed]


Chart (2018) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 68
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 92
Hungary (Single Top 40)[7] 25
Portugal (AFP)[8] 93
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 7


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  3. Sweetener by Ariana Grande, 2018-08-17, retrieved 2018-11-19
  4. "Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande 'Sweetener'". Stereogum. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  5. "ARIA Chart Watch #487". auspOp. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  6. "Ariana Grande Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. "Single (track) Top 40 lista - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  8. Hung, Steffen. "Portuguese Charts - Discography Ariana Grande". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  9. "Ariana Grande Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-19.

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