Beautiful Life (Nick Fradiani song)

"Beautiful Life"
Single by Nick Fradiani
from the album Hurricane
Released May 12, 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:28
Label Big Machine Records, 19
Writer(s) Chris Carrabba, Rykeyz, Ayanna Elese
Producer(s) Julian Raymond
Nick Fradiani singles chronology
"Beautiful Life"
"Get You Home"
Music video
"Beautiful Life" on YouTube
Music video
"Beautiful Life" (FIFA Women's World Cup 2015) on YouTube

Beautiful Life is the coronation song from the winner of the fourteenth season of American Idol, Nick Fradiani. The song was written by Chris Carrabba, Rykeyz, Ayanna Elese.[1]


The song was written by Chris Carrabba of the rock band Dashboard Confessional together with his friends Rykeyz and Ayanna Elese. According to Carrabba, the song was written in "a little bit of a vacuum," and how it came to be submitted to Idol was "still a blur" to him.[1] It was given to Fradiani as his coronation song. Fradiani first heard the song the day after making Idol's top three and recognized Chris Carrabba's voice who he said he was a fan of since high school. Fradiani described the single as "fun. meets the Goo Goo Dolls meets me" and he was happy how it came out.[2] Scott Borchetta, the mentor on the show, thought that the song won Fradiani the competition.[3] The song was released for sale after Fradiani performed the song in the final two performance night on May 12, 2015.[4]

Commercial performance

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 93, selling 50,000 copies in its first week.[5] The song also debuted on the US Digital Songs chart at No. 22, and the Hot Canadian Digital Song chart at No. 48.

Music video

The official music video was released on July 23, 2015. Directed by Shane Drake, the video was shot in Nashville in a single night. "In the video, Fradiani hangs out with friends on what is his last evening before setting out to make his musical dreams come true. The group sneaks past a fence and hangs out in an abandoned building, gets pizza at a local parlor, and caps off the night with beers before saying heartfelt goodbyes."[6]

Popular media

The song has been chosen as the official theme song for Fox Sports coverage of the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup starting in June 7, 2015.[7] The video for the single features the US soccer team.[8]


Chart (2015) Peak
Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Songs)[9] 48
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 93
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 24
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 39


Preceded by
As Long as You Love Me
American Idol winner's singles
Succeeded by
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