|Song by Ariana Grande|
|Album||Thank U, Next|
|Released||February 8, 2019|
|Thank U, Next chronology|
It was released on February 8, 2019.
"Ghostin" was written by Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, and producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh, for Grande's fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). Grande's vocals were recorded at Jungle City Studios in New York City in late 2018. According to Grande, it was the first song written for the album and took the longest to write: "We had to take [little] breaks from 'Ghostin'. That was the first hook done and then we came back and did the verses like two weeks later... everything else we did in like an hour." She also stated that it was the hardest song to write for the album, particularly the second verse. After completing the song, Grande did not want to release it and begged her manager Scooter Braun to remove it from the album, but he convinced her to keep it.
"Ghostin" was released with the album on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Not comfortable enough to perform the song, Grande excluded it from the set list of her Sweetener World Tour.