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This article is about the song. For the concept, see Gender of God .
“God Is a Woman”
Grande emerging from a pool of blue and purple paint, wearing body paint of the same colors
Single by Ariana Grande
from the album Sweetener
ReleasedJuly 13, 2018 (2018-07-13)
Format
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Genre Pop
Length3:17
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
  • Ariana Grande
  • Ilya Salmanzadeh
  • Max Martin
  • Savan Kotecha
  • Rickard Göransson
Producer(s) Ilya
Ariana Grande singles chronology
” Bed ”
(2018)
God Is a Woman
(2018)
Music video
“God Is a Woman” on YouTube

God Is a Woman” (stylized in sentence case ) is a song by American singer Ariana Grande . It was released on July 13, 2018, as the second single from Grande’s upcoming fourth studio album Sweetener (2018). The song was written by Grande, Max Martin , Savan Kotecha , Rickard Göransson and its producer Ilya .

Contents

  • 1 Background and release
  • 2 Composition and lyrics
  • 3 Critical reception
  • 4 Commercial performance
  • 5 Music video
  • 6 Personnel
  • 7 Charts
  • 8 Certifications
  • 9 Release history
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Background and release

“God Is a Woman” was first teased in a scene in the music video for lead single ” No Tears Left to Cry “, which displayed what appears to be a working track listing for the upcoming album. [1] Grande confirmed the title on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018. [2] On June 27, Grande revealed that the song will become the official second single from her upcoming album. [3] She initially announced on Twitter that the song would be released on July 20. However, she later confirmed the release date as July 13. [4]

Composition and lyrics

“God Is a Woman” is a midtempo pop song that runs for three minutes and seventeen seconds. [5] [6] It was characterized as a hybrid of hip hop and pop, and was noted for its trap production and influences of reggae . [7] [5] [8] Time described the song as “an anthemic, sultry banger”, and noted that “Grande’s voice is layered so that it sounds like a choir, but really, it’s only her, multiplied.” [9] Grande raps at various points throughout the song, which contains assertive lyrics embracing her femininity and intertwining themes of sexuality and spirituality. [10] [11]

The song is performed in the key of E minor with a tempo of 72–76 beats per minute in common time . The song follows a chord progression of Em – D/E – Em – D/E – Cmaj7 – D/C –Am7 – Bm7, and Grande’s vocals span from E3 to E6. [12]

Critical reception

Mike Nied of Idolator described it as “a sexually liberated bop”, writing: “The beat picks up as [Grande] moves into the chorus. Incorporating a hip-hop edge, her voice gets progressively breathier. Although the single is obviously a sexy banger, it also includes a resilient message. In the face of critics, she defiantly takes a stand.” [11] Bryan Rolli of Forbes.com called it “an impressive show of both virtuosity and restraint” and “one of the best pop songs of the summer—if not the year”. He also praised Grande’s vocal performance “sprinkling her signature falsetto across the sultry chorus and reining in her vocal acrobatics in the verses. She tries on different flows at her whim, singing slow, seductive come-ons (“I can tell that you know I know how I want it”) and riffing on Migos ‘ triplet flow in the pre-choruses. The track is full of chilly, hypnotic trap beats, tasteful drops and electronic squawks, atop which Grande harmonizes with herself to suck listeners into the world she’s created for three-and-a-half minutes. [Grande] performs with a maturity that her last two singles lacked, taking a fairly simple formula—heroic female pop vocals plus entrancing trap beats—and turning it into a bite-sized masterpiece. The track probably won’t put to bed any controversial theological debates, but it sure made a lot of people believe in something tonight.” [13]

Commercial performance

Upon release, “God Is a Woman” began receiving early radio support in the United States. The song drew in 172 spins from 52 Mediabase -monitored pop stations across the country on the final tracking period days. [14] It was officially serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on July 24, 2018. “God Is a Woman” debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the issue dated July 28, 2018. It sold 43,000 digital downloads during its opening week, allowing it to enter the Digital Songs chart at number four, while debuting at number 11 on Streaming Songs with 25.1 million US streams. The song also entered Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 at number 27. In its second week, “God Is a Woman” fell ten positions to number 21 on the Hot 100. [15] In Canada, the song debuted at number five on the Canadian Hot 100 .

In the United Kingdom, “God Is a Woman” entered the Official Trending Chart at number one following its release, with the song set to debut in the top ten of the chart regardless of any added points. [16] On July 20, 2018, the song opened at number four on the UK Singles Chart , where it became her seventh top-ten single in the country. [17]
It also debuted on the UK R&B chart at number two, becoming her highest charting entry there. [18] Similarly, it entered the Irish Singles Chart at number four, and at number eight in Scotland. In Australia, the song has debuted on the ARIA Charts at number five, marking her seventh top-ten entry there as well. [19]

Music video

The lyric video for “God Is a Woman” premiered on Grande’s YouTube channel alongside the release of the single. The video visualizes a cloud-filled background that transitions to a cosmic scene, ending with a still shot of the singer. The official music video was released later the same day. It was directed by Dave Meyers and features a pseudo-biblical monologue by Madonna . [20] The video pays homage to The Creation of Adam , Remus and Romulus , astronomy, female genitalia , and other visual imagery similar to that of No Tears Left to Cry , also directed by Meyers, as well as Greek mythology . [21] The video has been viewed more than 50 million times. [22]

Personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal . [23]

  • Ariana Grande – vocals, background vocals
  • Ilya – production, programming, keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, background vocals
  • Rickard Goransson – guitar, production
  • John Hanes – mix engineering
  • Sam Holland – engineering
  • Jeremy Lertola – assistant recording engineer
  • Cory Bice – assistant recording engineer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing

Charts

Chart (2018)Peak
position
Australia ( ARIA ) [24] 5
Austria ( Ö3 Austria Top 40 ) [25] 11
Belgium ( Ultratip Flanders) [26] 1
Belgium ( Ultratip Wallonia) [27] 7
Canada ( Canadian Hot 100 ) [28] 5
Canada CHR/Top 40 ( Billboard ) [29] 31
Czech Republic ( Singles Digitál Top 100 ) [30] 8
Denmark ( Tracklisten ) [31] 19
Finland ( Suomen virallinen lista ) [32] 8
France ( SNEP ) [33] 23
Germany ( Official German Charts ) [34] 20
Greece Digital Songs ( Billboard ) [35] 1
Hungary ( Single Top 40 ) [36] 5
Hungary ( Stream Top 40 ) [37] 3
Ireland ( IRMA ) [38] 4
Italy ( FIMI ) [39] 27
Japan ( Japan Hot 100 ) [40] 73
Malaysia ( RIM ) [41] 4
Netherlands ( Dutch Top 40 ) [42] 26
Netherlands ( Single Top 100 ) [43] 25
New Zealand ( Recorded Music NZ ) [44] 5
Norway ( VG-lista ) [45] 17
Portugal ( AFP ) [46] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company) [47] 8
Singapore ( RIAS ) [48] 4
Slovakia ( Singles Digitál Top 100 ) [49] 5
Spain ( PROMUSICAE ) [50] 35
Sweden ( Sverigetopplistan ) [51] 12
Switzerland ( Schweizer Hitparade ) [52] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [53] 4
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) [54] 2
US Billboard Hot 100 [55] 11
US Dance Club Songs ( Billboard ) [56] 54
US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard ) [57] 17

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units /Sales
Australia ( ARIA ) [58] Gold35,000^
Canada ( Music Canada ) [59] Gold40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel Ref.
VariousJuly 13, 2018
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Republic [60]
Italy Contemporary hit radio Universal [61]
United Kingdom Island [62]
United StatesJuly 24, 2018Republic [63]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [64]

See also

  • Gender of God
  • ” God Is a Girl ” (2002)

References

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