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{{Quote|'Breathin' is about breathing when you're anxious. It's about anxiety and feeling like when you can't get a full breath. It's like the worst feeling in the whole world. It's a song about that feeling, I was having lots of [anxiety attacks]. We were in the studio, we were writing and I was like, 'Ugh can't breathe.' And they were like, 'We're going to write this song.' And I was like, 'OK, I still can't breathe, but we'll write it.'| Grande on ''[[Jimmy Fallon|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]]''<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wu-UMKSATc Ariana Grande Predicted She Would Marry Pete Davidson Three Years Ago]</ref>}}
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|released = {{Date|month=9|day=18|year=2018}}
|genre = Dance-pop<ref>[https://www.stereogum.com/2010700/ariana-grande-sweetener-review/franchises/premature-evaluation/ Ariana Grande 'Sweetener' Review: One Of 2018's Best Pop Albums]</ref>
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|genre = Dance-pop<ref>[https://www.stereogum.com/2010700/ariana-grande-sweetener-review/franchises/premature-evaluation/ Ariana Grande 'Sweetener' Review: One Of 2018's Best Pop Albums]</ref>
|writer = [[Ariana Grande]], [[Ilya Salmanzadeh]], [[Savan Kotecha]], Peter Svensson
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"'''Breathin'''" (stylized in all lowercase) is the ninth track from [[Ariana Grande]]'s fourth studio album, ''[[Sweetener (album)|Sweetener]]''. It was released through [[Republic Records]] on August 17, 2018.
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"'''Breathin'''" (stylized in all lowercase) is the third and final single and ninth track from [[Ariana Grande]]'s fourth studio album, ''[[Sweetener (album)|Sweetener]]''. It was released through [[Republic Records]] on September 18, 2018.<ref name="radio impact">[http://web.archive.org/web/20180918211427/https://www.allaccess.com/top40-mainstream/future-releases Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates]</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
The track was first teased in a scene in the "[[No Tears Left To Cry]]" music video, released on April 20, 2018 which displayed the entire track list for Grande's [[Sweetener (album)|fourth album]], although not in order.
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The track was first teased in a scene in the "[[No Tears Left To Cry]]" music video, released on April 20, 2018, which displayed the entire track list for Grande's [[Sweetener (album)|fourth album]], although not in order.
   
 
On June 17, 2018 Grande answered to a fan on Twitter that the song is about an anxiety attack she felt.<ref>[https://twitter.com/arianagrande/status/1008506487960989697 ''Twitter'' - Ariana about "Breathin"]</ref>
 
On June 17, 2018 Grande answered to a fan on Twitter that the song is about an anxiety attack she felt.<ref>[https://twitter.com/arianagrande/status/1008506487960989697 ''Twitter'' - Ariana about "Breathin"]</ref>
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Grande spoke about this track on [[Jimmy Fallon|''The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'']], stating that she was anxious while recording it and experiencing anxiety attacks. She had to leave the booth to get some air and quiet time.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=7Wu-UMKSATc ''YouTube'' - Ariana Grande Predicted She Would Marry Pete Davidson Three Years Ago]</ref>
 
Grande spoke about this track on [[Jimmy Fallon|''The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'']], stating that she was anxious while recording it and experiencing anxiety attacks. She had to leave the booth to get some air and quiet time.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=7Wu-UMKSATc ''YouTube'' - Ariana Grande Predicted She Would Marry Pete Davidson Three Years Ago]</ref>
   
On August 24, 2018, the audio of "breathin" was uploaded on [[Ariana Grande`|Grande's YouTube account]].
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On August 24, 2018, the audio of "breathin" was uploaded on [[Ariana Grande`|Grande's YouTube account]], which as of March 2019 has over 100 million views. In September 2018, after charting at Top 40 on the US Pop Radio Chart, the song was released as the album's third single impacting US contemporary hit radio on September 18, 2018.<ref name="radio impact" /><ref>[https://headlineplanet.com/home/2018/09/16/loud-luxurys-body-ariana-grandes-breathin-reach-top-40-pop-radio/ Loud Luxury’s “Body,” Ariana Grande’s “Breathin” Reach Top 40 At Pop Radio]</ref>
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Almost a year later on August 30, 2019, Grande tweeted a screen recording of her original Breathin demo, titled 'ball slapper', recorded on February 2, 2018. She tagged [[Savan Kotecha]], who composed the track, and questioned how'#wewonagrammyafterthis????'<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/1167403118885294080 ''Twitter'' - Grande shares her Breathin original demo, titled 'ball slapper'.]</ref>
   
 
== Commercial performance ==
 
== Commercial performance ==
"Breathin" is one of Ariana Grande's most successful non-singles. When ''Sweetener'' came out, the song debuted at No. 4 on the Worldwide iTunes songs chart and peaked at No. 1 on the US iTunes singles chart.<ref>[https://twitter.com/joangrande/status/1031362839196393472 ''Twitter'' - Joan Grande about "breathin" being #1 on US iTunes]</ref>
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Prior to its release as a single, "Breathin" was one of Ariana Grande's most successful non-singles. When ''Sweetener'' came out, the song debuted at No. 4 on the Worldwide iTunes songs chart and peaked at No. 1 on the US iTunes singles chart.<ref>[https://twitter.com/joangrande/status/1031362839196393472 ''Twitter'' - Joan Grande about "breathin" being #1 on US iTunes]</ref>
   
The song debuted at No. 22 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and at No. 8 on the ARIA and UK Singles charts, being Grande's first non-single track to reach the Top 10 in the UK and her eighth song overall.<ref>[http://www.officialcharts.com/search/singles/breathin/ ''Official Charts Company'' - breathin]</ref>
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The song debuted at No. 22 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and at No. 8 on the ARIA and UK Singles charts, being Grande's first non-single track to reach the Top 10 in the UK and her eighth song overall.<ref>[http://www.officialcharts.com/search/singles/breathin/ ''Official Charts Company'' - breathin]</ref> The track sold 27,800 digital downloads in its opening week, allowing it to also enter the Digital Songs chart at number four.<ref>[https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8472538/ariana-grande-10th-top-10-hit-10-songs-billboard-hot-100-chart Ariana Grande Earns 10th Top 10 Hit, Lands 10 Songs on Billboard Hot 100]</ref> The following week, "Breathin" dropped fifteen positions to number 37 on the Hot 100<ref>[https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2018-09-08 Top 100 Songs - The week of September 8, 2018]</ref>, but later peaked at number 12 in December.<ref>https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2018-12-15</ref> It debuted at No. 1 on the Greece Digital Songs.<ref>[https://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2018-09-01/greece-digital-song-sales Greece Digital Song Sales : Sep 01, 18]</ref>
   
 
"Breathin" also had the 4th biggest debut day by a female artist on Spotify after debuting at No. 3 with 4,082,390 streams on Worldwide Spotify and debuted at No. 4 on Spotify's US Top 50 chart.<ref>[https://headlineplanet.com/home/2018/08/18/ariana-grandes-breathin-giaw-everytime-sweetener-make-top-10-daily-us-spotify-chart/ Ariana Grande’s “Breathin,” “GIAW,” “Everytime,” “Sweetener” Make Top 10 On Daily US Spotify Chart]</ref><ref>[https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrolli/2018/08/21/ariana-grande-sweetener-breaks-global-spotify-weekly-record-for-female-artist/#463aae0d12de Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Breaks Global Spotify Weekly Record For A Female Artist]</ref>
 
"Breathin" also had the 4th biggest debut day by a female artist on Spotify after debuting at No. 3 with 4,082,390 streams on Worldwide Spotify and debuted at No. 4 on Spotify's US Top 50 chart.<ref>[https://headlineplanet.com/home/2018/08/18/ariana-grandes-breathin-giaw-everytime-sweetener-make-top-10-daily-us-spotify-chart/ Ariana Grande’s “Breathin,” “GIAW,” “Everytime,” “Sweetener” Make Top 10 On Daily US Spotify Chart]</ref><ref>[https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrolli/2018/08/21/ariana-grande-sweetener-breaks-global-spotify-weekly-record-for-female-artist/#463aae0d12de Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Breaks Global Spotify Weekly Record For A Female Artist]</ref>
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== Music video ==
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An unofficial music video of the song was uploaded on [[Ariana Grande`|Grande's Youtube account]] on October 10, 2018, starring her pet piglet, [[Piggy Smallz]], curiously approaching the camera and walking around on a bed with a plush cover.<ref>[https://www.eonline.com/news/975972/ariana-grande-and-pete-davidson-s-pet-pig-piggy-smalls-just-made-its-glorious-music-video-debut Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Pet Pig Piggy Smalls Just Made Its Glorious Music Video Debut]</ref> Shot by Grande, she said she hoped the video would make fans laugh while they await the real music video.<ref>[https://people.com/music/ariana-grande-breathin-pig-video-feeling-better/ Ariana Grande Is 'Feeling Better' After Break as She Releases New Music Video Starring Pet Pig]</ref><ref>[https://nylon.com/articles/ariana-grande-breathin-music-video-response Ariana Grande Responds To Critics Of The ‘Sweetener’ Era]</ref>
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The official music video of "Breathin" was directed by [[Hannah Lux Davis]] and shot between October, 21 and October, 25 2018.<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaToday/status/1055276811385483269 ''Twitter'' - @ArianaToday - About Hannah Lux Davis being director of "Breathin" music video]</ref><ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaToday/status/1055491709767946248 ''Twitter'' - @ArianaToday - Hannah Lux Davis via Instagram: "Up to somethin special with this one ♡ Love you too @ArianaGrande ♡ 👼🏼☁️"]</ref> It was released on November 7, 2018.<ref>[https://twitter.com/ArianaTodayNet/status/1060025018376163329 ''Twitter'' - "Breathin" music video release date]</ref><ref>[http://popcrush.com/ariana-grande-breathin-music-video/ Ariana Grande Drops Official 'breathin' Music Video]</ref>
   
 
== Live performances ==
 
== Live performances ==
Grande debuted "Breathin" live on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]].
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Grande debuted "Breathin" live on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]]. The song was also performed on the one-hour special, ''[[Ariana Grande at the BBC]]'', recorded on September 7, 2018 and aired on November 1.<ref>[https://www.bustle.com/p/when-was-ariana-grande-at-the-bbc-filmed-the-show-was-taped-in-advance-13067206 When Was 'Ariana Grande At The BBC' Filmed? The Show Was Taped In Advance]</ref><ref>[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/ariana-grande-bbc-offers-fans-snapshot-happier-time-review/ Ariana Grande at the BBC offers fans a snapshot of a happier time – review]</ref><ref>[https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/11/video-ariana-grande-at-the-bbc-special/ Ariana Grande performs Sweetener songs for BBC TV special: Watch]</ref>
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The song had its first televised performance live on ''[[The Ellen DeGeneres Show]]'' on November 7, 2018 where Grande also performed her single "[[Thank U, Next (song)|Thank U, Next]]".<ref>[https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6356505/Ariana-Grande-perform-breakup-song-Thank-u-references-exes-Ellen.html Ariana Grande to perform breakup song Thank u, next, which references exes Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, on Ellen]</ref>
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It is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's [[Sweetener World Tour]], which began on March 18, 2019.
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== Gallery ==
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== Videos ==
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=== Videos ===
 
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Revision as of 12:29, August 30, 2019

'Breathin' is about breathing when you're anxious. It's about anxiety and feeling like when you can't get a full breath. It's like the worst feeling in the whole world. It's a song about that feeling, I was having lots of [anxiety attacks]. We were in the studio, we were writing and I was like, 'Ugh can't breathe.' And they were like, 'We're going to write this song.' And I was like, 'OK, I still can't breathe, but we'll write it.'

–  Grande on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[1]

"Breathin" (stylized in all lowercase) is the third and final single and ninth track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic Records on September 18, 2018.[3]

Background

The track was first teased in a scene in the "No Tears Left To Cry" music video, released on April 20, 2018, which displayed the entire track list for Grande's fourth album, although not in order.

On June 17, 2018 Grande answered to a fan on Twitter that the song is about an anxiety attack she felt.[4]

Grande spoke about this track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, stating that she was anxious while recording it and experiencing anxiety attacks. She had to leave the booth to get some air and quiet time.[5]

On August 24, 2018, the audio of "breathin" was uploaded on Grande's YouTube account, which as of March 2019 has over 100 million views. In September 2018, after charting at Top 40 on the US Pop Radio Chart, the song was released as the album's third single impacting US contemporary hit radio on September 18, 2018.[3][6]

Almost a year later on August 30, 2019, Grande tweeted a screen recording of her original Breathin demo, titled 'ball slapper', recorded on February 2, 2018. She tagged Savan Kotecha, who composed the track, and questioned how'#wewonagrammyafterthis????'[7]

Commercial performance

Prior to its release as a single, "Breathin" was one of Ariana Grande's most successful non-singles. When Sweetener came out, the song debuted at No. 4 on the Worldwide iTunes songs chart and peaked at No. 1 on the US iTunes singles chart.[8]

The song debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 8 on the ARIA and UK Singles charts, being Grande's first non-single track to reach the Top 10 in the UK and her eighth song overall.[9] The track sold 27,800 digital downloads in its opening week, allowing it to also enter the Digital Songs chart at number four.[10] The following week, "Breathin" dropped fifteen positions to number 37 on the Hot 100[11], but later peaked at number 12 in December.[12] It debuted at No. 1 on the Greece Digital Songs.[13]

"Breathin" also had the 4th biggest debut day by a female artist on Spotify after debuting at No. 3 with 4,082,390 streams on Worldwide Spotify and debuted at No. 4 on Spotify's US Top 50 chart.[14][15]

Music video

An unofficial music video of the song was uploaded on Grande's Youtube account on October 10, 2018, starring her pet piglet, Piggy Smallz, curiously approaching the camera and walking around on a bed with a plush cover.[16] Shot by Grande, she said she hoped the video would make fans laugh while they await the real music video.[17][18]

The official music video of "Breathin" was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and shot between October, 21 and October, 25 2018.[19][20] It was released on November 7, 2018.[21][22]

Live performances

Grande debuted "Breathin" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions. The song was also performed on the one-hour special, Ariana Grande at the BBC, recorded on September 7, 2018 and aired on November 1.[23][24][25]

The song had its first televised performance live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 7, 2018 where Grande also performed her single "Thank U, Next".[26]

It is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Gallery

Videos

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Some days, things just take way too much of my energy
I look up and the whole room's spinning
You take my cares away
I can so over-complicate, people tell me to medicate

[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
How do I know if this shit's fabricated?
Time goes by and I can't control my mind
Don't know what else to try, but you tell me every time

[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, keep on breathin'

[Verse 2]
Sometimes it's hard to find, find my way up into the clouds
Tune it out, they can be so loud
You remind me of a time when things weren't so complicated
All I need is to see your face

[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
How do I know if this shit's fabricated?
Time goes by and I can't control my mind
Don't know what else to try, but you tell me every time

[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, I keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah

[Bridge]
My, my air
My, my air
My, my air, my air
My, my air
My, my air
My, my air, yeah

[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, I keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
I know I gotta keep, I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah

[Outro]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
I keep on breathin'
Time goes by and I can't control my mind
I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah

References

  1. Ariana Grande Predicted She Would Marry Pete Davidson Three Years Ago
  2. Ariana Grande 'Sweetener' Review: One Of 2018's Best Pop Albums
  3. 3.0 3.1 Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates
  4. Twitter - Ariana about "Breathin"
  5. YouTube - Ariana Grande Predicted She Would Marry Pete Davidson Three Years Ago
  6. Loud Luxury’s “Body,” Ariana Grande’s “Breathin” Reach Top 40 At Pop Radio
  7. Twitter - Grande shares her Breathin original demo, titled 'ball slapper'.
  8. Twitter - Joan Grande about "breathin" being #1 on US iTunes
  9. Official Charts Company - breathin
  10. Ariana Grande Earns 10th Top 10 Hit, Lands 10 Songs on Billboard Hot 100
  11. Top 100 Songs - The week of September 8, 2018
  12. https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2018-12-15
  13. Greece Digital Song Sales : Sep 01, 18
  14. Ariana Grande’s “Breathin,” “GIAW,” “Everytime,” “Sweetener” Make Top 10 On Daily US Spotify Chart
  15. Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Breaks Global Spotify Weekly Record For A Female Artist
  16. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Pet Pig Piggy Smalls Just Made Its Glorious Music Video Debut
  17. Ariana Grande Is 'Feeling Better' After Break as She Releases New Music Video Starring Pet Pig
  18. Ariana Grande Responds To Critics Of The ‘Sweetener’ Era
  19. Twitter - @ArianaToday - About Hannah Lux Davis being director of "Breathin" music video
  20. Twitter - @ArianaToday - Hannah Lux Davis via Instagram: "Up to somethin special with this one ♡ Love you too @ArianaGrande ♡ 👼🏼☁️"
  21. Twitter - "Breathin" music video release date
  22. Ariana Grande Drops Official 'breathin' Music Video
  23. When Was 'Ariana Grande At The BBC' Filmed? The Show Was Taped In Advance
  24. Ariana Grande at the BBC offers fans a snapshot of a happier time – review
  25. Ariana Grande performs Sweetener songs for BBC TV special: Watch
  26. Ariana Grande to perform breakup song Thank u, next, which references exes Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, on Ellen
Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.MSuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased My WayGot Her OwnSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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