Ariana Grande Debuts New Song "The Light Is Coming" at Wango Tango 2018
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
June 3, 2018
Ari first teased the new song in her "No Tears Left To Cry" music video, as well as in part two of the visual's behind the scenes video, and then again at the end of her Billboard Music Awards performance. Then, at the end of May, the 24-year-old teased a snippet of the track on social media, with Nicki also sharing the short clip of the song on her social media.
"The Light Is Coming" was produced by Pharrell Williams, and is Ari's fourth collaboration with Nicki, following 2014's "Bang Bang," 2016's "Side to Side," and 2014's "Get On Your Knees" which was featured on Minaj's The Pinkprint album.
Before performing "The Light Is Coming," Ariana told fans in the stadium, "So, I'm putting out a new album in August, and I wanted to tell you the pre-order goes up this month on the 20th. And on the 20th you get a new song called 'The Light Is Coming' which features my big sister Nicki Minaj, and we wanted to give you a little preview of it tonight. I'm so nervous. Let's go."
Dressed in a low-cut sequin top and vinyl a-line mini skirt with thigh-high boots and her signature long ponytail, Grande also performed fan favorites and some of her biggest hits from previous albums including "Into You," "Side to Side," "Bang Bang," a mashup of "Love Me Harder" and "One Last Time," "Let Me Love You," "Break Free," "Dangerous Woman," in addition to her other new single "No Tears Left To Cry."
During her "One Last Time" performance, Ari waved a rainbow Pride flag, and then kissed it and threw it out into the crowd to a fan.
If you missed any of this year's Wango Tango, we've got you covered. Fans can re-live all of the best moments from the amazing summer kickoff concert by tuning into an 90-minute television special, exclusively on Freeform, on Sunday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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