Ariana Grande announces ‘Sweetener’

New song “The Light Is Coming” ft. Nicki Minaj available now

Ariana Grande announces her fourth studio album, Sweetener, will be released on August 17th via Republic Records. Alongside the announcement she delivers a new album track, produced by Pharrell, “The Light Is Coming” ft. Nicki Minaj out now. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive the first single “No Tears Left To Cry” which remains in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “The Light Is Coming.”

In addition, the official music video for “The Light Is Coming” ft. Nicki Minaj is available exclusively on Dave Meyes, directed the music video for “No Tears Left to Cry,” also directed this video.

Fans pre-ordering Sweetener through, à la carte or with bundle purchase, will receive pre-sale ticket access to a future headlining tour. Fans are also now able to purchase a special bundle including the debut of Grande’s new fragrance – Cloud that is only available as a limited-edition rollerball exclusively at Additionally, the store has unveiled new merchandise.

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