For Ariana's ex-fiancé, see Pete Davidson.

"Pete Davidson" (originally titled "Pete"; stylized in lowercase) is the fourteenth track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.


The song was written when Grande and her now ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, began dating. It was first teased on May 31, 2018, after Grande posted her first picture with Davidson on Instagram with the description: "i thought u into my life 💭 woah ! look at my mind 💡⚡️🙈".[1] This lyric was a hint of this song.

On June 7, 2018, Grande confirmed that recently she recorded an interlude for Sweetener.[2] On June 17, 2018, she posted a snippet of the interlude, then in that day, she confirmed the title "Pete".

The song was later renamed to "Pete Davidson":

This is about Pete Davidson. I was like, why not? You know? Be direct.

– Grande about renaming the track.[3]

Critical reception

Neil McCormick in The Daily Telegraph wrote that the song is "is utterly gorgeous, a sweet nothing dissolving into blissful oohs."[4] The Irish Times's Louis Bruton said the song "adds a lightness to the record."[5]

Brittany Spanos from RollingStone said that "Pete Davidson" is "a song that gets the point across with its title alone, she's found her serenity."[6]

Live Performances

Grande debuted "Pete Davidson" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions. Due to the breakup with Pete Davidson, Grande did not feature the song on the Sweetener World Tour set list.


  • This was the last song recorded for Sweetener.[2]
  • The song is about and named after Ariana's ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson.
  • This is one of three songs from Sweetener in which Grande doesn't mention its title in the lyrics.


Mmm, yeah, yuh
I thought you into my life, woah
Look in my mind, yeah
No better place or a time
Look how they align
Universe must have my back
Fell from the sky into my lap
And I know you know that you're my soulmate and all that
I'm like ooh, ooh
My whole life got me ready for you
Ooh, ooh
Got me happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy, yeah
I'ma be happy, happy
Won't get no crying from me, yeah
Gonna be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy, yeah
Gonna be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy, yeah
Gonna be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy
I'ma be happy, happy


August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
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
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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