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"Better Off"
song by Ariana Grande
from the album Sweetener
Released 2018
Recorded at District 4-12 Studios (Northridge, California)
Length 2:51
Label Republic
Songwriter(s) Tommy Brown
Chauncey Hollis
Brian Malik Baptiste
Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk
Ariana Grande
Producer Hit-Boy
Tommy Brown
Brian Malik Baptiste
Singles chronology
Better Off

"Better Off" is a song from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It was released through Republic on August 17, 2018. It was written by Grande, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk and its producers Tommy Brown, Chauncey Hollis and Brian Malik Baptiste.


Grande confirmed "Better Off" on June 2, 2018 on her Twitter account. She said her and Tommy Brown were deciding on different endings for the song. Grande revealed on Twitter that the song is the closest to a ballad on the album.

On June 25, 2018, Grande confirmed that the song is old and she scrapped it off one of her previous albums. She also said "it's beautiful and has always been one of my favs and I'm very happy she's on there. [I am] excited to share it with you.".

It has been confirmed that this track is about escaping a toxic relationship.

Live performances

Grande debuted the song live on The Sweetener Sessions.


Chart (2018) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 68
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 92
Hungary (Single Top 40) 25
Portugal (AFP) 93
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 7