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"South Africa" (stylized in all lower case) is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fourth studio album, Sweetener.


On March 13, 2023, the first snippet appeared in a Discord sever, but it leaked in low quality. The next day on March 14, 2023, another snippet leaked in higher quality. On April 6, 2023, a longer snippet leaked that was also in high quality. Two months later the song was leaked in full on June 11, 2023.

The full sessions leaked on January 3, 2024, along with several other unreleased songs and sessions.



  • "South Africa" is the title of the file and it was the first concept demo for Sweetener.
  • Half of the song contains mumbles while the other half of the song is just the instrumental.
  • This is one of Ariana's longest unreleased tracks alongside Soul Idea, Cocoon and Rainbow.
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