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*The copyright for the cover art for the album “eternal sunshine” by the artist Ariana Grande is believed to belong to the label Republic Records, or the graphic artist(s).

“bye” is the second track from American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande’s 2024 album “eternal sunshine”which was released in March 2024 through Republic Records.

“bye” is a dance-pop track where Grande processes the end of a negative and toxic relationship, and hopes to one day look back on it in a positive life. Grande is literally saying “goodbye” to her partner in the song while her friend Courtney is waiting for her outside.

Speaking to Amazon Music, Grande revealed how she struggled writing the song from a less subjective place:

“Hardest [song to write], I think “bye”. Honestly, it’s a very simple and silly lyric, but it was hard for the reason that I desperately didn’t want it to sound like a “fuck you.” I wanted it to sound like “I need to leave, so, bye.” I wanted it to be rooted in self awareness and not :fuck you, you go”, but with love emigrating from the situation […]


“Because I think my biggest fear when it comes to songwriting in general is just, kind of, even if the concept is strong, and even if empowerment is important, and I want to empower people, making sure that it is kind and that it leads with empathy and that it has that. It’s still fun, but, it’s like, I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t any sort of harshness. That isn’t in my DNA.”


Read the lyrics to “bye” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (25th March 2024).

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Release Date

8th March 2024


Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin & Ariana Grande


Max Martin, Ilya & Ariana Grande


Republic Records

Chart Rankings

In the first month of its release, "bye" charted at: - #19 in Australia - #72 in Brazil - #21 in Canada - #59 in France - #12 on the Billboard Global 200 - #73 in Lithuania - #23 in Malaysia - #17 in the MENA region - #41 in the Netherlands - #20 in New Zealand - #20 in the Philippines - #68 in Poland - #91 in Spain - #5 in Sweden - #13 in the UK - #25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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