|Promotional single by Ariana Grande|
|from the album Dangerous Woman|
|Released||March 18, 2016|
"Be Alright" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her third studio album Dangerous Woman (2016). The singer co-wrote the track with Tommy Brown, Victoria McCants, Khaled Rohaim, Nicholas Audino, Lewis Hughes and Willie Tafa, while its production was handled by Twice as Nice and Brown. The song was released as the first promotional single from the album on March 18, 2016. In terms of music, "Be Alright" is inspired by 1990s deep house and also influences from R&B and Chicago house. Lyrically, it is a carefree song about being optimistic. It was performed live for the first time on Saturday Night Live , with choreography inspired by the vogue style of ballroom culture, the same choreography was adopted by Grande during her Dangerous Woman Tour where the song served as opening track.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Florida to a family of New York-Italian origin, she began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13) and in its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.
Dangerous Woman is the third studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released by Republic Records on May 20, 2016. The album is the follow-up to her second studio album My Everything (2014), and features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray and Future. The album was originally called Moonlight after the opening track on the album, with the song "Focus" being the intended lead single. However, the album's name was later changed to Dangerous Woman, with "Focus" being removed from the album's standard track listing, though it remains as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album. Dangerous Woman is primarily a pop and R&B album, with influences of dance-pop, disco, house, trap, and reggae genres. Grande, Max Martin, and Savan Kotecha were the album's executive producers.
Thomas Lee "Tommy" Brown, also known as Tommy Brown or TB Hits, is an American recording artist, musician, multiplatinum record producer and songwriter. Tommy currently lives in LA and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received awards from ASCAP, and was Grammy nominated. He has scored multiple chart topping albums while working with Ariana Grande on her debut #1 album Yours Truly, and her second #1 album My Everything, lastly, Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman charting #2 on Billboard 200. Brown has also collected production credits for three songs on Grammy-award-winning artist Meghan Trainor's second album, Thank You. Brown's upcoming releases are DJ Khaled's next single "Forgive Me Father" feat Trainor & Wale, and Macy Gray's single "Sugar Daddy" feat Andre 3000. Tommy Brown is also a music producer. He has produced for many prominent artists including Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas, T.I, Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, Pia Mia, Macy Gray, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Meghan Trainor, Victoria Monet, Meek Mill, Ludacris, Ray J and Gorilla Zoe. He learned from production greats Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Rodney Jerkins of Darkchild, while working alongside them and eventually creating a team of his own and producing with them.
On June 17, 2015, after finishing recording the song, Ariana Grande released two snippets of the track through her Snapchat account.In the following months, she mentioned the song in other social media, such as Twitter and Instagram. Later, on January 11, 2016, a fan tweeted to Grande about the release of the track to which the singer replied that it was coming very soon. Then, on January 20, 2016, Grande posted another two snippets of "Be Alright" on her Snapchat, with MTV News noting that they "reveal a grooving house beat over which Ari croons, 'Baby, we’ll be all right' and 'every little thing’s gonna be all right.'" After hearing the snippets, Bianca Gracie of Idolator classified it as "a warmer sound that is within the same vein of previous, more electronic-based collaborations with Cashmere Cat ('Be My Baby' and 'Adore)'," opining that it sounded infinitely more promising than "Focus". On March 11, 2016, she announced on Ryan Seacrest's radio show that she would perform "Be Alright" on the 41st season of Saturday Night Live on March 12, 2016, and that it would be released on March 18, 2016. It served as the album's first promotional single.
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"Be Alright" was written by Ariana Grande, Tommy Brown, Victoria McCants, Khaled Rohaim, Nicholas Audino, Lewis Hughes and Willie Tafa. It was produced by Twice as Nice and Brown.According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of C♯ minor with a tempo of 109 beats per minute. Grande's vocals range from the note of F♯3 to G♯5.
Victoria Monét McCants is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team. She soon took to writing and began working with producer Rodney Jerkins. Previously signed to Atlantic Records, In 2014, Monét released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 and the following year released her follow-up EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2. She has also written songs for artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Nas, T.I., GOOD Music, Lupe Fiasco, Chrisette Michele, Coco Jones, Chris Brown, Diddy Dirty Money, Janelle Monáe, and Jasmine V.
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"Be Alright" is a song heavily inspired by 1990's deep house, 's Corban Goble defined it as "a little more downtempo and assured than the whizzing pinball machine of something like 'Break Free'." During the song, Grande provides breathy ad-libs. Lyrically, "Be Alright" is a carefree song about being optimistic. During the first lines, she sings: "Midnight shadows / When finding love is a battle / But daylight, is so close / So don’t you worry 'bout a thing." Later, she promises: "The hard times are golden ’cause they all lead to better days."also having Chicago house, R&B, and dance-pop influences. Christopher R. Weingarten of Rolling Stone went further, calling it a "tropical house swagger-jack." Pitchfork
Deep house is a subgenre of house music that originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. Its origins are attributed to Larry Heard's track "Mystery of Love" in 1984.
Chicago house refers to house music produced during the mid to late 1980s within Chicago. The term is generally used to refer to the first ever house music productions, which were by Chicago-based artists in the 1980s.
Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.
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Digital Spy's Lewis Corner stated the song is "a right little jam" and "deep house with high notes", being one of the most infectious songs Grande has released thus far.In his review of Dangerous Woman, Corner called it "subtly epic, by not feeling pumped to Ibiza proportions, but transporting you to a more mellowed state of euphoria," also highlighting that it was one of his favorite songs. Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine called it a "minimalistic banger" and noted that "the modern technique is cleverly used to approximate a retro sound, simulating the black male background singers of early-'90s house music." Megan Downing of MTV UK wrote that it "shouldn't work on paper: a deep house track featuring Ari's souring vocals, however, it really does work and is one of the best tracks on the album," while Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it an alluring "bright blasts of disco."
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Corban Globe of Pitchfork opined that "'Be Alright' utilizes the deep house lite that's en vogue these days, allowing an assured Grande to soar, though she wisely omits some of the garnish vocal runs. The chorus is compact and clever, highlighting [the song's] understated approach. Here, Grande keeps finding ways to make the hot sound of the moment work for her; it's proof she can change speeds."Anna Gaca of Spin commented that the song "sounds equally ready for a post-club chill session or a dance floor remix," while for Luis Polanco of Billboard the song "is perfect for those moments of doubt in a relationship." Mikael Wood of Los Angeles Times called it "buoyant", but observed that she promises the feel-good optimism "in a voice that sounds like it’s never seen worse than a broken fingernail." Christopher R. Weingarten from Rolling Stone found the track "flat, monochromatic."
Grande performed "Be Alright" for the first time during the 41st season of Saturday Night Live on March 12, 2016.The performance had Grande with her dancers doing a "Vogue-filled" choreography. "Be Alright" was performed during Grande's set on the 2016 Wango Tango and Vevo Sessions. "Be Alright" was also added on the Dangerous Woman Tour as the opening song. Grande opened the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4, 2017 with this song. She also performed it at the Concert for Charlottesville benefit concert on September 24, 2017. Grande performed the song at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. On June 14, Ariana gave a surprise performance of "Be Alright" at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. On April 14, 2019 Grande performed “Be Alright” at Coachella Music Festival.
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dangerous Woman, Republic Records.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||39|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||86|
|Greece Digital Songs ( Billboard )||9|
|Japan (Japan Hot 100)||67|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||89|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)||8|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||42|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||81|
|South Korea International Chart (Gaon)||25|
|Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)||10|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||65|
|US Billboard Hot 100||43|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000|
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