Pete Davidson

Album: Sweetener (2018)
Charted: 99
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Songfacts®:

  • Ariana Grande first met Pete Davidson in March 2016 when she hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in which he was a cast member. She was immediately attracted to the comedian and even joked to her tour manager that she was going to marry him. However, the pair didn't start dating until May 2018, shortly after the singer had finished her previous relationship with Mac Miller. They quickly got engaged the following month and this short ballad is a very public declaration of love for her fiancé.
  • Grande wrote the ballad a week after the couple started dating and then sent it to Pete. It begins with the singer recalling how the relationship was actualized by her and how it was meant to be.

    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


    The second half of the song finds Grande repeating just how happy she is now she's found her soulmate.
  • A week or two before the release of Sweetener, Grande changed the track's title from "Pete" to "Pete Davidson." She explained her thought process on Twitter:

    "I like the way it looks. I love his name and I love him. Music lasts forever. It'll outlive any tattoo, any memory, any anything - even myself; so I want my love for him and how I feel to be a part of that."
  • The song was produced by Ariana Grande's friend Tommy "TBHits" Brown, who has worked with the songstress since her 2013 debut, Yours Truly. He told Billboard the track originated with Grande telling him that she wanted "to talk about this specific subject. This is what I'm feeling at the moment."

    TBHits started playing the chords and he, Grande and their regular collaborator Victoria Monét put the record together. He added: "She was just so happy, and I knew what the song was about. I knew the song was about him. I didn't know she would title the song that, but that's incredible."

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