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"Be Alright" is the third track from Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. The song was released as a promotional single on March 18, 2016. It peaked at #3 on the iTunes US charts within 24 hours of release. The song debuted and peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music Mafia released a lost version featuring Migos in May 2018.[1]

Background Edit

On June 17, 2015, Grande finished recording this song and shared two snippets on her Snapchat that night..[2][3] On January 6, 2016, Grande posted a picture of presumably part of the track listing of her third album written on a whiteboard, and the opening song was "Be Alright."[4] However, the opening track was later decided to be "Moonlight". On January 20, 2016, Grande shared 2 more snippets of the song on her Snapchat account[5] and shared the lyrics that were in the teasers the next day.[6]

On February 25, 2016, Grande confirmed that she will be performing "Be Alright" on March 12, 2016 on Saturday Night Live. On February 27, 2016, a short snippet was posted of the opening of the song. On February 29, 2016, as requested by a fan on Twitter, Grande did an acapella version of the beginning of the song together with a few of her friends during a live stream. During the live stream, Grande confirmed that nobody would be featured in it. On March 11, 2016, Grande announced on Ryan Seacrest that "Be Alright" would be released on March 18, 2016.[7] On March 12, 2016, Grande performed this song on Saturday Night Live. On March 18, 2016, Grande released "Be Alright" as a promotional single from Dangerous Woman.

Live performances Edit

Grande performed "Be Alright" for the first time during the 41st season of Saturday Night Live on March 12, 2016.[8] The performance had Grande with her dancers doing a "Vogue-filled" choreography.[9] "Be Alright" was performed during Grande's set on the 2016 Wango Tango and Vevo Sessions.[10][11] "Be Alright" was also added on the Dangerous Woman Tour as the opening song. Grande opened the One Love Manchester benefit concert with "Be Alright" on June 4, 2017.[12] She also performed the song at the A Concert For Charlottesville benefit gig on September 24, 2017.[13]

Grande also performed the song at the March For Our Lives demonstration on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.[14] On June 14, 2018, she performed the song at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[15]

Trivia Edit

  • After "Be Alright" was released in March 2016, a producer named Mura Masa accused the song of sounding similar to his 2015 song "Firefly."[16][17] The liner notes of Dangerous Woman now include credit to "Firefly" as a result.
  • Grande opened the Dangerous Woman Tour setlist with this song and worked with frequent collaborator Hannah Lux Davis to film special footage featuring her and her dancers that plays on the screen behind the stage.
  • Grande said on Instagram on August 24, 2017, that "Be Alright" is her favorite song from any of the three albums she's released (Yours Truly, My Everything and Dangerous Woman).[18]
  • Ariana performed "Be Alright" on March 24, 2018 at March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. since the last show of Dangerous Woman Tour in leg Hong Kong back in September 2017.[19]

Videos Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Midnight shadows
Where finding love is a battle
But daylight is so close
So don't you worry 'bout a thing

[Chorus]
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright

[Refrain]
Baby, don't you know
All them tears gon' come and go
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind
Then every little thing is gonna be alright
Baby don't you know
All them tears gon' come and go
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind
We decide it

[Chorus]
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright

[Verse 2]
In slow motion
Can't seem to get where we're going
But the hard times are golden
'Cause they all lead to better days

[Chorus]
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright

[Refrain]
Baby, don't you know
All them tears gon' come and go
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind
Then every little thing is gonna be alright
Baby don't you know
All them tears gon' come and go
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind
We decide it

[Chorus]
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright
We're gonna be alright

[Alternative Ending]
We're gonna be alright
Yeah we're gonna be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
We gon' be alright
Yeah we're gonna be alright boy

References Edit

Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased Ain't About What You GotIntroIt Ain't RightI've Heard It Both WaysNot Afraid Of LoveSaturday LoveShe Got Her Own
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureLil WayneMacy GrayNicki Minaj
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour
"Nobody got me the way that you did."
Not to be confused with Justin Bieber's song which Ariana covered.