|Single by Ariana Grande|
|from the album Dangerous Woman|
|Released||May 6, 2016|
|Ariana Grande singles chronology|
"Into You" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album Dangerous Woman (2016). Grande co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The song was made available by digital download on May 6, 2016 via pre-order of the album and was later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28, 2016 as the album's second single. "Into You" is a dance-pop song and features "a thudding disco beat, lurking synths and sharp bass drum beats" in its instrumentation.
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.
Savan Harish Kotecha is a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe nominated American songwriter and record producer from Austin, Texas. Kotecha is of Indian descent.
The song peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, number 11 on the Australian ARIA Charts and number 9 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Its music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and released on May 24, 2016, spawning four nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Grande has promoted the song with televised performances at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the season 10 finale of The Voice , and the 2016 Summertime Ball. The song is featured in the 2016 dance video game Just Dance 2017 .
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The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. The rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.
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Overall, the song has attained top-ten peaks in Argentina, Guatemala, Greece and New Zealand, as well as reaching the top-twenty in Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The single also peaked at number 25 on the Japan Hot 100, and was the highest charting English song that week. Since its release, "Into You" has attracted a wide amount of praise from mainstream critics and has developed a cult following from fans.
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"Into You" was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Ariana Grande, with production, programming, keys, guitar, bass, percussion and background vocals handled by Martin and Ilya; Kotecha also provided background vocals. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, "Into You" is written in the key of F♯ minor in common time with a tempo of 108 beats per minute. Grande's vocals span two octaves, 5 notes, and 1 semitone, from F♯3 to E6. "Into You" is a dance-pop song, "a thudding club beat, lurking synths and sharp clicks." It starts with "a minimal club beat", before "crescendoing into [a] thumping chorus," where "an uptempo disco backline explodes into a monstrous club-ready hook," as noted by Complex 's Jessie Morris. Jessica Goodman of Entertainment Weekly added that the song also has "new-age disco beats."
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Alexander Erik Kronlund is a Swedish producer and songwriter.
Ilya Salmanzadeh, known mononymously as ILYA, is a Swedish Persian songwriter, producer and singer. He rose to prominence after co-writing and producing Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "First Love".
Lyrically, the song has Grande singing of "waiting for her love interest to stop the conversation and finally make a move." 's Sal Cinquemani flet that the chorus of "Into You" referenced both "A Little Less Conversation" and "Touch My Body", and said that the song's refrain is similar to the refrain of Jessie J's "Burnin' Up".During the song, as noted by Plugged In's Adam R. Holz, Grande "brags that [she]'s up for any game her man wants to play ('So name a game to play, and I'll roll the dice, hey') and eventually trades coy flirtiness for more direct instructions ('So, baby, come light me up and maybe I'll let you on it') as she says she's on the verge of losing control ('I can't wait no more/I'm on the edge with no control')." Digital Spy editor Lewis Corner noted the possible references to Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" and Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" were made in the chorus, where both phrases appear together. Slant Magazine
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Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic picked the track as one of the album's highlights, noting that it was "a fruitful partnership with producer Max Martin and his colleague Ilya." 's Jessie Morris praised the overall production of the song, noting that "Grande travels down a rabbit hole of slinky vocals that simmers in some deep, throbbing production" and calling it "irresistible." Rachel Sonis of Idolator said the song "might be her most scandalous one yet", and that it "is, simply put, a massive club tune." She also noted that "its monstrous EDM-pop beat is reminiscent of My Everything , and the song's catchy chorus will definitely have everyone on the dance-floor within seconds." Digital Spy's Lewis Corner called the song a "massive banger", saying that the song had "a solid earworm hook that is sure to dominate radio in the coming months". Jessica Goodman of Entertainment Weekly also praised the "monstrous" hook and the chorus "that hears Grande hit high notes." Sarah Grant of Rolling Stone added that the song "is primed for dance floor makeout sessions" and that "Grande swaggers with little affect in tight vocal range."Jamieson Cox of The Verge stated that it "might be the catchiest song cut from the album to date," adding: "You can thank or blame pop god Max Martin and his cabal of songwriters for those razor-sharp disco synths." Complex
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Larry Bartleet of NME called it a "club anthem-to-be,"while Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine named it a "standout". Quinn Moreland of Pitchfork went on to call it "Grande's best single since 'Love Me Harder.'" Sasha Geffen of MTV News observed that the track "brings more heat than anything we’ve heard from Dangerous Woman so far, proving Ari hasn’t lost her touch for electric dance floor jams." Lisa Brown of Billboard praised the "infectious distorted beats," declaring that "she still stays true to her sensual 'dangerous woman' inspiration." Hayden Wright of Radio.com analysed that the song "combines pulsating electro beats with Grande’s iridescent vocals, a tried-and-true recipe for her biggest hits." Ed Masley of The Arizona Republic said the single "hinges on a steamy, disco-flavored chorus that makes the most of Grande's sultry vocal presence," going on to note that Grande "gets a chance to re-assert her claim to the title of the new Mariah Carey while making the dancefloor feel the heat." Annie Zaleski of The A.V. Club called it a "sultry" track, "whose sassy finger-snaps and inky production give way to the record’s best come-on." Theon Weber of Spin declared that the song, "whose chorus pretty gracelessly squashes the gorgeous minimalism of its verses, redeems the floor-filling thud with a demand for 'a little less conversation and a little more touch my body.'"
Billboard ranked "Into You" at number 6 on their "100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list: “Dangerous Woman is rife with provocative lyrics, but the album's second single feels like the sexiest track of them all, because of its seductive bass and the 23-year-old singer’s alluring vocals.”Pitchfork would later list the song on their ranking of the 100 best songs of 2016 at number 82. In the annual Village Voice's Pazz & Jop mass critics poll of the year's best in music in 2016, "Into You" was ranked at number 21.
"Into You" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 83,but fell off the chart in its second week. It re-entered and rebounded on the chart at number 51 in the week dated June 11, 2016 and then moved up to number 48 the following week. The single stayed near the top 40 for a few weeks before leaping from 41 to 33 in its ninth week on the chart. The single surged from number 33 to 24 the week after. In its thirteenth week on the chart, dated August 27, the song further climbed nine places from 22 to a new peak of number 13 in the US, aided in part by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store, holding that position for two weeks. Consequently, this became her second top 20 single from Dangerous Woman . As of April 2018, the song has sold 744,000 copies in the country, and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
In the United Kingdom, the song initially debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 44, but has since gone on to peak at number 14, making it her sixth UK top 20 single.In Australia, the song debuted at number 46 before climbing to number 19. It eventually peaked at number eleven, where it remained for three non-consecutive weeks. In New Zealand, "Into You" reached the top-ten, peaking at number nine, in its seventh week. It became her fourth top-ten single and first since "Bang Bang" (2014).
Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the music video made its premiere on May 24, 2016 at midnight on Vevo.The video surpassed 100 million views on July 6, 2016, making it Grande's eleventh Vevo-certified music video after "Dangerous Woman". As of April 2019, the video has accumulated over 670 million views. The music video spawned four nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.
The music video begins with the title "Into You" on the screen with a desert background. Several shots of Grande are shown of her in the desert, while others show her riding on the back of a motorcycle with the guest star Don Benjamin. The video continues with them being together and then entering a motel titled "Honeymoon Inn". Various shots show the two hanging out and being playful inside and out the motel. The video switches to Grande being in a party filled with other people and a man who may represent one of her ex-boyfriends or her husband. In the party, Grande is interested in other things but the man pulls her arm and she unwillingly smiles at the cameras. Grande and Benjamin, who is apparently one of the man's bodyguards, make eye contact while Grande sees the other man kiss and hug other women. Grande then gets up and leaves with Benjamin following behind her. They then stay together after the party and the video concludes with Grande riding on the back of a motorcycle with Benjamin as shown in the beginning.
Ariana performed for the first time the song at "The 2016 Delete Blood Cancer Gala". She performed her first televised performance of "Into You" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.The performance was listed as one of the best of the night by editors from Billboard , Rolling Stone , and Time . She also performed "Into You" on the season 10 finale of The Voice as well as at Capital's Summertime Ball. She also performed the song in a medley with "Side To Side" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show . The song is performed on her Dangerous Woman Tour, as the last song before the encore. The song is also performed on her Sweetener World Tour.
Grande released a remix of the song featuring American rapper Mac Miller on August 6, 2016, exclusively on SoundCloud but later made it available for digital download.The two have previously collaborated on Grande's 2013 single, "The Way" and later collaborated on Miller's "My Favorite Part". Another remix was released to digital retailers by 3LAU shortly afterwards. The song has also been unofficially remixed many times by fans and remixers alike.
Credits adapted from Dangerous Woman's liner notes.
|Digital download – Alex Ghenea Remix|
|1.||"Into You" (featuring Mac Miller)||3:38|
|Digital download – 3LAU Remix|
|1.||"Into You" (3LAU Remix)||3:17|
|Australia (ARIA)||3× Platinum||210,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||15,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Diamond||160,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||4× Platinum||320,000^|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Platinum||90,000^|
|Italy (FIMI)||2× Platinum||100,000|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||15,000*|
|Poland (ZPAV)||2× Platinum||40,000*|
|Sweden (GLF)||2× Platinum||80,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||1,020,000|
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||745,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|United States||June 28, 2016||Rhythmic contemporary||Republic|
|Contemporary hit radio|
|Italy||July 1, 2016||Universal|
|United States||August 8, 2016||Hot adult contemporary||Republic|
|United Kingdom||August 19, 2016||Digital download (Alex Ghenea Remix featuring Mac Miller)|
|Taiwan||Digital download (3LAU Remix)|
American singer Ariana Grande has released five studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album, four extended plays (EPs), forty-three singles, seven promotional singles and thirty-eight music videos. After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up" in December 2011.
"Problem" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It was written by both alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya and Max Martin, being produced by the latter two with Shellback, with Peter Carlsson serving as a vocal producer. The song was released by Republic Records on April 28, 2014, as the lead single from Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). "Problem" is an uptempo dance-pop song with influences of R&B music, which comprises a melody based on drums, saxophone loops, and trumpets. The chorus features uncredited background vocals from American hip hop artist Big Sean. Lyrically, Grande has stated that the song is about "the feeling of being absolutely terrified to re-approach a relationship that's gone sour – but you want to more than anything."
"Break Free" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande featuring Russian-German music producer Zedd. Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers Zedd and Max Martin, it premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, MTV's revival of Total Request Live. The song was made available by digital download later that day and was serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on July 8, 2014 as the second single from Grande's sophomore studio album My Everything (2014). Musically, the song explores EDM and electro genres, a musical departure for Grande, whose discography is primarily composed of pop and R&B.
"Bang Bang" is a song recorded by English singer Jessie J, American singer Ariana Grande and American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson and Minaj, and produced by Martin, Göransson and Ilya, with Kuk Harrell serving as a vocal producer. The song was first sent to hot adult contemporary radio on July 28, 2014 through Republic Records and released as a digital download the next day by Lava and Republic Records as the lead single from Jessie J's third studio album Sweet Talker (2014). It is also included on the deluxe version of Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014), serving as the third single from that album.
"One Last Time" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her second studio album My Everything. It was written by David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub, and Carl Falk. The song was produced by the latter two, with Tuinfort serving as a co-producer and Ilya serving both as a co-producer and vocal producer. "One Last Time" was first released on the iTunes Store on August 22, 2014 as the second promotional single from the album. On February 10, 2015, the song was sent to contemporary hit radio as the fifth and final single from the album. A French version of the song featuring French singer Kendji Girac, alternatively titled "Attends-moi", was released on February 16, 2015 in France, Belgium and Switzerland. It is also included on the deluxe version of Girac's debut studio album Kendji (2015). An Italian version of the song featuring Italian rapper Fedez was released on May 26, 2015 only in Italy.
"Love Me Harder" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande and Canadian singer The Weeknd from Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014). It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye and Ahmad Balshe. The song was produced by Payami and Peter Carlsson, with Svensson serving as a vocal producer. It was released by Republic Records on September 30, 2014, as the fourth single from the album. "Love Me Harder" is a synth-pop and R&B ballad with a "throbbing, electro-heavy chorus", a guitar riff and "big vacuum-esque synths". Lyrically, the song features double entendres about rough sex.
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