The Light Is Coming
Ariana Grande
Features Nicki Minaj
Released June 20, 2018
Format Digital download
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 3:48
Label Republic
Writer Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Onika Maraj
Producer Pharrell Williams
Promotional single information
Single release June 20, 2018
Video release June 20, 2018
←Last single
Next single→
"Boo'd Up (Remix)"

"The Light Is Coming" is a song by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj from her upcoming album Sweetener. Grande confirmed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018. On May 7, 2018, Ariana confirmed via Twitter that "the light is coming" will be the next song released from the album. One week later Ariana teased some of the lyrics on Twitter. On May 20, 2018, Grande opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with "no tears left to cry". At the end of her performance, the title "the light is coming" was displayed. On May 27, 2018, Grande shared a snippet of the song on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, which revealed that it features rapper Nicki Minaj. On May 29, 2018, Grande posted a clip of her rehearsing the song.On June 2, 2018, Grande performed part of the song at Wango Tango. It is Ariana and Nicki's fifth collaboration.

Cross references

  • "Bad gyal" is also referenced in "Swalla".
  • Direct reference to "Chun-Li", also referenced in "Fireball".

Music Video

Ariana Grande - the light is coming ft

Ariana Grande - the light is coming ft. Nicki Minaj