"Dangerous Woman" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the lead single for her third studio album of the same name (2016). It was written by Johan Carlsson and Ross Golan, with Max Martin and Carlsson serving as producers. The song was first released along with the pre-order of the album on iTunes Store on March 11, 2016 and was sent to US contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on March 15, 2016. "Dangerous Woman" is a midtempo pop and R&B song with an arena rock chorus and a guitar solo during its bridge. Music critics considered the song a departure from Grande's previous uptempo lead-singles and noted its similarity to The Weeknd's "Earned It".
Lyrically, "Dangerous Woman" explores themes of empowerment and confidence in a relationship and how a partner can bring out a different side of a woman. Upon its release, "Dangerous Woman" received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the mature, "sultry" feel of the song and Grande's vocal performance. In the United States, "Dangerous Woman" debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's fifth single to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. With the feat, Grande became the first artist ever in the chart's 57-year history to debut in the top 10 with the lead single from each of her first three albums. Elsewhere, the song has attained moderate impact on the charts, so far, reaching the top-twenty in fifteen other countries.
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Big Sean ft. Ariana Grande – Right There
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Ariana Grande, The Weeknd – Love Me Harder
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