Ariana Grande has enjoyed one of the most successful albums of the year, debuting with impressive first week numbers and continuing to move units throughout August and the beginning of September. Her fanbase is undoubtedly one of the most loyal groups in the world, sticking by her through thick and thin and constantly defending her against the harsh critics of the internet. When her concert was targeted last year by bombers, she suffered immense post-traumatic stress, returning for her One Love Manchester benefit concert and tearing up at the mention of the events. She’s been in the headlines for much of the year as gossip columns are eating up the news of her break-up with Mac Miller and engagement to Pete Davidson. In her first return since One Love Manchester, Grande hit up London to perform a soulful rendition of Thundercat‘s “Them Changes,” which she revealed to be her “favorite song of like the past year and a half.”
The vocal virtuoso performed for BBC’s Live Lounge, marking her first appearance on the show, in addition to her gig at Capital FM’s Up Close series. The singer went through a few of her Sweetener tracks in a stripped-down fashion before heading into the Thundercat joint, praising the acclaimed artist before she performed “Them Changes.”
Check out some footage of her set below and chime in in the comments.