Shining (song)

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DJ Khaled - Shining.png
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z
from the album Grateful
Released February 12, 2017 (2017-02-12)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Length 4:41
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Do You Mind"
"I'm the One"

"Do You Mind"
"I'm the One"
Beyoncé singles chronology
"All Night"
(2016) All Night2016
(2017) Shining2017
"Mi Gente (Remix)"
(2017) Mi Gente (Remix)2017
Jay-Z singles chronology
(2016) Spiritual2016
(2017) Shining2017
(2017) Biking2017

"Shining" is a song written and performed by American producer DJ Khaled as the lead single from his tenth studio album, Grateful (2017). The song features vocals from American singer Beyoncé and American rapper Jay-Z. The song was released on February 12, 2017, by We the Best and Epic Records.[1][2][3][4] The song contains a sample of Osunlade's 2013 recording "Dionne" which itself samples 1970's "Walk the Way You Talk" by Dionne Warwick.


The song premiered following the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017. The single art features Khaled's newborn son, Asahd Khaled.[5]


The song is performed in the key of D minor with a tempo of 112 beats per minute.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

David Turner from Pitchfork thought the track "hues closer to those moments of ecstasy than the adult contemporary rap of Jay-Z's post-Watch the Throne career… Jay-Z raps with an endearing mix of self-deprecation and premature paternal pride. Beyoncé, on the other hand, operates with full-on swagger, singing triumphantly about "winning" for the last "20 years," and flashing a smile to even the most dogged haters. Her half-rap cadence mimics the one she used on last year's "Formation," bearing all the marks of effortless skill and confidence. And as is usual, Khaled is the hype man for his own song, his usual ecstatic adlibs sprinkled throughout."[7]

Abbie McCarthy from The Independent wrote: "The song shows three heavyweights bringing all their talents to the party – DJ Khaled has served up a smooth, crisp beat, Beyoncé delivers an awesome attitude-laden verse and then Jay-Z steps in with a new sense of life, he's back to his best bars on this."[8]



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Ref.
United States February 14, 2017 Digital download [23]


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  2. ^ Spanos, Brittany (February 12, 2017). "Hear Beyoncé, Jay-Z Join DJ Khaled for Boastful 'Shining'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (February 12, 2017). "DJ Khaled Surprise-Drops New Single 'Shining' Feat. Beyoncé & Jay-Z After Grammys". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Jones, Damian (February 13, 2017). "Beyoncé and Jay-Z join DJ Khaled on new song". NME. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "DJ Khaled Shares His "Shining" Moment with Beyoncé and JAY-Z – Vibe". Vibe. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Shining – JAY-Z, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled – Spot On Track". Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Shining [ft. Beyoncé & Jay-Z] by DJ Khaled Review – Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The best new music this week ft. Beyonce, The Amazons and Lana Del Rey". 20 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #409". auspOp. February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Urban Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ " – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & Jay-Z – Shining" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  13. ^ " – DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & Jay-Z – Shining" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  19. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2017" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  22. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Khaled – Shining". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "Shining (feat. Beyonce & JAY Z) – Single by DJ Khaled on Apple Music". iTunes. Archived from the original on February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 

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