Boyfriend (Ariana Grande and Social House song)

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"Boyfriend"
Ariana Grande and Social House - Boyfriend.png
Single by Ariana Grande and Social House
from the EP Everything Changed...
ReleasedAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
Format
Genre
Length3:06
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"Monopoly"
(2019)
"Boyfriend"
(2019)
Social House singles chronology
"Haunt You"
(2019)
"Boyfriend"
(2019)
Music video
"Boyfriend" on YouTube

"Boyfriend" (stylized in all lowercase[3]) is a song by American singer Ariana Grande and American duo Social House. It was released by Republic Records on August 2, 2019.[4] It is the second single from Social House's debut extended play, Everything Changed... (2019). It became Grande's 14th and Social House's first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became the first song by a woman, and third overall, to top the Rolling Stone 100, achieving it in its debut week. The song was also nominated Song Of The Summer at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.[5]

Background[edit]

The song was first teased by Grande on her social media on July 24, 2019, when she posted a picture of herself on a video set.[6][7][8] She followed up the posts with pictures from the same video set, revealing the song to be a collaboration with Social House.[9] Grande hinted at the title of the song on July 29, 2019, with the caption "u ain't my boyfriend".[10] The first teaser was posted a day later.[4][11] The cover art was revealed by Grande on her social media on July 30, 2019, and the song was simultaneously made available for pre-save.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard's Jason Lipshutz called "Boyfriend" an "elastic pop track, a lovably low-stakes ode to romantic attraction but resistance to traditional labels".[1] Amanda Mitchell of O, The Oprah Magazine opined that the song's lyrics "will hit home for anyone who's ever wanted to be coupled-up, but also enjoyed the freedom of not being in a relationship. It's the theme song for those who fear commitment—despite wanting to be someone's girlfriend".[13] Writing for Esquire, Gabrielle Bruney stated that it is "a completely undeniable bop", adding that it is "an effortlessly hooky R&B-pop hybrid" which "captures that torturous liminal phase in relationships, before boundaries and definitions have been set in stone, but when feelings are still very much on the line".[14]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and was released alongside the song on August 2, 2019.[15]

Live performances[edit]

The song was first performed live by Grande and Social House at Grande’s performance at Lollapalooza on August 4, 2019. Grande later added the song to the European leg of her Sweetener World Tour and Social House joined her to perform it.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

  • Ariana Grande – vocals, songwriter
  • Charles Anderson – vocals, songwriter
  • Michael Foster – vocals, songwriter
  • Edgar Barrera – producer, songwriter, programmer
  • Steven Franks – producer, songwriter, programmer
  • Tommy Brown – producer, songwriter, programmer
  • Tarron Crayton – bass guitar
  • Serban Ghenea – mixer, studio personnel
  • John Hanes – mix engineer, studio personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100)[17][18] 80
Australia (ARIA)[19] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[20] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[21] 33
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[22] 44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[23] 5
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[24] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[25] 20
Estonia (Eesti Ekspress)[26] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[27] 12
France (SNEP)[28] 53
Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 23
Greece (Billboard)[30] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[31] 3
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[32] 4
Israel (Media Forest)[33] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[34] 3
Italy (FIMI)[35] 57
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[36] 38
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[37] 36
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[38] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[39] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[40] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[41] 16
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[42] 62
Portugal (AFP)[43] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[44] 4
Singapore (RIAS)[45] 2
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[46] 23
South Korea (Gaon)[47] 190
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[48] 64
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[49] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[50] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[51] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[52] 8
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[53] 35
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[54] 15
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[55] 22
US Rolling Stone 100[56] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various August 2, 2019 Republic [16]
United States August 6, 2019 Contemporary hit radio [57]
Rhythmic contemporary [58]
Various December 6, 2019 [59][60][61][62]

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