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"End Up With You" (stylized in all lowercase; commonly stylized as "end up w u") is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fourth studio album, Sweetener.

Background[]

This song was initially inclined towards being in a future group-buy, after the ongoing group-buy for "Sober" & "Eternally" was completed. The track was 'revealed' to be 3:20 in length, and mostly finished. The first snippet of the song was leaked on April 2, 2023. After the group buy for Sober and Eternally, Sober was leaked, but Eternally remained vaulted. Due to the failure to raise enough funds, the song never returned to the forefront of the discussion, and it was excluded from upcoming group-buys.

Months passed with silence surrounding the song until June 11, 2023, when two verses suddenly surfaced on a public file-sharing platform under misleading tags. The leaked song sparked rumors with its abrupt ending and had fueled speculation about its true authenticity. It remained dormant until December 10, 2023, when an unleaked verse snippet surfaced during a public discord VC chat. The unleaked extended version was initially kept under wraps, until it was later leaked to the public during a mass leak on January 3, 2024. It leaked alongside several unreleased songs and sessions.

The session leaked on January 5, 2024, revealing that all leaked bounces were fan-made, besides a nine second bounce that was left in the Pro-Tools. This proved the first mentioned 3:20 bounce to be fake as well, as it was used to be other vocal takes.

Audios[]

Trivia[]

  • The title "End Up With You" isn't the official name of the song as there was no official title.
    • The very first snippet of the song that was leaked was stylized as "end up w u".
    • The instrumental of the track is titled "Don't Call Me", and the entire Pro Tools session is labeled as "Guitar".
  • This song may have sampled another song called "Love On the Brain" by singer Rihanna.
  • The sessions contain 34 vocal takes.
    • In vocal take #168, Grande described this song as having a distinctly generic 60s vibe.
  • Ilya Salmanzadeh recorded vocals for the first initial verse, but it remains unclear whether his part was intended as a reference for Ariana, or if it was simply a scrapped feature for the song as the song never reached it’s full completion.
  • The supposed "three-minute version" of the song was confirmed to be fake, with evidence suggesting that it could’ve been an stem edit from a user having the full sessions, prepared for an potential sale, as it was very reminiscent of the initial stem edit leak of "Everything I Do".
    • There's only one official bounce that exists in the session that's tilted "GUITAR cute".

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Light the moon on fire, I can feel you burning, ah yeah
Boy, your light so bright, man, that shit contagious
And I can't believe you all up on me
What the fuck I do to end up with you
'Cause you just too good to be true, baby

[Verse 2]
Baby I’m way, way stronger
Than the boy we see in the movies
Baby I’m way, way tighter
Than the one that exist in all the movies
And you’re smarter, babe, you’re smarter, babe
And you’re way, way, way, way, way, way better, babe
I cannot believe baby, I just don’t know what to do

[Verse 3]
Boy, you taste so sweet, you're my favorite flavor
I like how you speakin', your body is a language
And I wanna be, want you all to me
You're my everything, so selfishly
Tell me your love is for real, boy

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.M.SuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased 100Bad To YouClarityCloudsCocoonDaydream On OccasionEnd Up With YouEver BeenGot Her OwnHate That You Made Me Love YouI Don't Wanna LieI Love MeKeep It CuteMan Of SteelMoreMy WayNobodyOk NowOn Top Of EverythingPretty Girls Like Trap MusicRush DeliverySexShnackSoberSouth AfricaStrong EnoughSweetener FlourishTreadmillWifeeYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeAli TamposiBiaBeyoncéChaka KhanDua LipaCamila CabelloCharlie PuthImogen HeapJennifer HudsonKelly RowlandLucky DayeMissy ElliottN.E.R.D.Nicki MinajNormaniPharrell WilliamsQuavoRita OraSkeptaStarrahSZAT-PainVictoria Monét
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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