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For the 2013 cover by Grande, see Be Alright (Justin Bieber song).

"Be Alright" is the third track from Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. It was released through Republic Records as a promotional single on March 18, 2016. The song peaked at #3 on the iTunes US charts within 24 hours of release and debuted and peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. A live version of the song is featured on K Bye For Now (SWT Live), which was released on December 23, 2019.

Background[]

On June 17, 2015, Grande finished recording the song and shared two snippets on her Snapchat that same night.[1][2]

A year later 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."[3] However, the opening track was later decided to be "Moonlight". A few weeks later on January 20, 2016, she shared two more snippets of the song on her Snapchat account and shared the lyrics that were in the teasers the next day on January 21, 2016.[4]

On February 25, 2016, Grande confirmed that she would be performing the song on March 12, 2016, on the Saturday Night Live. Soon two days later on February 27, 2016, a short snippet was posted of the opening of the song. The snippet had a slightly different instrumental and vocals, which was hinting it could’ve been a demo 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.[5] 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.

This demo version, however, features contributions from Quavo and Takeoff from Atlanta-trio Migos. It was leaked by user "MusicMafia" on May 30, 2018.

The full sessions was leaked on January 22, 2024, alongside various other unreleased sessions. The demo version that was posted and teased on Ariana’s Snapchat story in 2015 leaked the same day the full sessions was leaked.[6]The demo has distorted vocals & a slightly different instrumental.

Audios[]

Live performances[]

Grande performed "Be Alright" for the first time during the 41st season of Saturday Night Live on March 12, 2016.[7] The performance had Grande with her dancers doing a "Vogue-filled" choreography.[8] "Be Alright" was performed during Grande's set on the 2016 Wango Tango and Vevo Sessions.[9][10] "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.[11] She also performed the song at the A Concert For Charlottesville benefit gig on September 24, 2017.[12]

Grande also performed the song at the March For Our Lives demonstration on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.[13] On June 14, 2018, she performed the song at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[14] She then performed the song at Amazon Prime day 2018.

Grande performed the song in a capella version at the Sweetener Sessions on August 22, 2018 in Chicago.

The song was a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019

Trivia[]

  • Originally (and probably recorded for "Moonlight"), the track was to be a featured with Quavo and Takeoff from the Migos.
  • Grande posted a snippet of the solo demo on her Snapchat, after removing Migos from the track.
  • 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.
  • On August 24, 2017, Grande said on Instagram that "Be Alright" is her favorite song from the three albums she has released (Yours Truly, My Everything and Dangerous Woman).[15]
  • Grande named a collection from her make up line as "midnight shadows", a lyric from the track.
  • Grande stated in an interview that "Be Alright" is her favorite song from "Dangerous Woman."
  • It is theorized that the visual used on Dangerous Woman Tour was supposed to be the music video for the song, but it was canceled due to it being released as a promotional single and not an official one.

Videos[]

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Hey-aaaa-aaaooh
Ooh, woah
Ah, yeah
Say

[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, hey
We're gonna be alright
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
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
That every little thing's 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 (Hey, hey), hey
We're gonna be alright, yeah
Oh, yeah, hey
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, hey
We're gonna be alright (We're gonna be alright, boy), yeah
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
We're gonna be alright

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

[Chorus]
We're gonna be alright, hey
We're gonna be alright (Ooh, baby)
Oh, yeah (Ooooh)
Oh, yeah
We're gonna be alright

[Outro]
We're gonna be alright, hey-ey

[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

[Intro: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Hohhh, hohh, hohh
Migo
Hohh-hohh
Woo

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande, (Quavo)]
Midnight (midnight) shadows (shadows)
When finding love (ohh) is a battle (battle)
But daylight (daylight) is so close (almost)
So don't you worry (no) 'bout a thing

[Chorus: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, yeah
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)

[Refrain: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
That every little thing is gonna be alright (alright)
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
We decide it
You might also like

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
We're gonna be alright (ayy, ayy, yup)
We're gonna be alright (woop, ayy, ooh, ooh)
We're gonna be alright

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
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: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, yeah
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)

[Refrain: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
That every little thing is gonna be alright (alright)
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
We decide it

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
We're gonna be alright (ayy, ayy, yup)
We're gonna be alright (woop, ayy, ooh, ooh)
We're gonna be alright (Migo, Quavo)

[Verse 3: Quavo & Takeoff]
If you wanna, gotta get your mind right (mind right)
Got me thinkin' 'bout lil' mama all night (all night)
We gon' have a good time 'cause it's only right (ayy)
An' we all gon' drink past midnight (drink)
She do whatever she wanna (she do it)
She diggin' my Migo-persona (she dig it)
She wantin' me to meet her momma (momma)
'Cause I'm puttin' it on her every morning (put it on her, Takeoff)

[Verse 4: Takeoff]
Baby, don't worry 'bout nothin', we gon' be alright (uh-uh)
You been strugglin' the price 'cause you ain't livin' right (no!)
I think it's time to exit and show you the Migo-life (damn)
Willin' to listen, learn, baby, and earn stripes (damn)
Wanna know your personality, get to feelin' you (for real)
No carin' 'bout the Celine, nothin' material (nah)
Walkin' in public, people sneakin' to take a pic' of you (flash)
If I could pick one girl in the world, I would be with you (Takeoff)

[Refrain: Ariana Grande & Quavo]
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
That every little thing is gonna be alright (alright)
Baby, don't you know (you know)
All of them tears gon' come and go (you know)
Baby, you just gotta make up your mind (your mind)
We decide it

[Chorus: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright, yeah
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)
You know that we gon' be alright, ayy
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
You know that we gon' be alright
(We're gonna be alright)

[Outro: Quavo & Ariana Grande]
Migo
We're gonna be alright

References[]

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 All ThatAriana BeatBaby LovesForevermoreGot Her OwnHiHourglassHow You FeelKnew Better Part TwoLeave Me Lonely (Reprise)MonsterMoonlight FlourishOh, YeahOn & On
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureJamie FoxxLil WayneMacy GrayNicki MinajQuavoTakeoffTayla ParxVictoria Monét
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour
"Nobody got me the way that you did."
Not to be confused with Justin Bieber's song which Ariana covered.
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