Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj have been hard at work in promotion of their upcoming single “The Light Is Coming.” Ariana has already performed the song live, and as of yesterday, it seemed that she and Minaj had linked to film the music video for the upcoming single. On Sunday, Grande shared the official release date to be June 20th, at which point her upcoming fourth album Sweetener will also be available for pre-order.
She did not specify whether the music video would be released at the same time, though it seems possible if it’s being filmed as we speak. The album, which does not yet have a release date, is led by the single “No Tears Left To Cry,” which reunited Grande with Max Martin, who has worked extensively on her last two projects: My Everything and Dangerous Woman. Martin will reportedly write and produce multiple songs on the album, as will Pharrell Williams, who has contributed to “The Light Is Coming.”
Nicki Minaj and Ariana have previously worked together on Grande’s “Side To Side,” Jessie J’s “Bang Bang, and Minaj’s “Get On Your Knees.” Minaj’s verse on “The Light Is Coming” includes the lyrics “Now you benched, aw now you’re bum knee / Now I’m the bad gyal, call me Chun-Li / ‘Cause you was slippin’, yep you clumsy / And everything I beat, can’t just unsee.”
View Ariana’s announcement via Twitter above.
ten days til the light is comin & my album preorder 💡 pic.twitter.com/FpChHYyiTi
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 10, 2018