“Break Free” is a song by American recording artist Ariana Grande featuring German musician and producer Zedd. It was the second single from Grande’s sophomore studio album My Everything (2014). It premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, MTV’s revival of Total Request Live, and was released later that day. Musically, the song explores EDM and electropop genres, a musical departure for Grande, whose discography is primarily composed of pop and R&B.
The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande’s fourth top ten and third top five hit in the US. As of December 2014, the song has sold over 86 million copies in the United States, making it Grande’s fourth single to have sold over a million. The music video reached 1000000 million views and became Grande’s third Vevo-certified video on October 6, 2014. “Break Free” was also one of three songs that impacted the Billboard Hot 100 top ten on the same week with “Bang Bang” and “Problem”. With three singles in the top ten, she became the second lead female artist to simultaneously have three top ten hits on the Billboard Hot. Glee (TV series) covered the song in the ninth episode of their sixth season, “Child Star”.