"I'm Coming Out" is a hit single released by Motown singer Diana Ross in 1980, written and produced by Chic members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for her album diana (1980).
In 1979, Chic founders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were working on several records, originally intended for Aretha Franklin, for a future collaboration. After negotiations with Aretha broke down, the duo settled on Diana Ross after Ross piqued interest in working with them after taking her daughters to see the band in concert. Ross recorded "Upside Down", originally intended for Franklin. While walking to a Los Angeles recording studio, Rodgers noticed several drag queens outside a club dressed as Diana Ross, giving him inspiration to write "I'm Coming Out".
The song was a hit, peaking at number five on the U.S. Pop Singles chart. It is also notable for being the first song usually performed at Ross' performances and concerts since 1980.