5 Highlights from Ariana Grande’s ‘Tonight Show’ Takeover
Ariana Grande took over The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (May 2), and truly ensured viewers had no tears left to cry.
The "Focus" singer, whose forth studio album will drop sometime this summer, spiced up the late-night show's typical song and dance with a mix of sketches, performance (the live debut of "No Tears Left To Cry"!!!) and some honest talk about her forthcoming LP, which she revealed will be called Sweetener. Why? You'll have to see for yourself below.
And it seems like Ari had a hell of a time — she posted on Twitter amid the broadcast: "thanks to my bff @jimmyfallon for letting me co host the show tonight and perform No Tears for the first time on tv you’re my favorite always and forever!"
And fans seemed to echo the sentiment. One replied "just know you’re so loved & appreciated by all of us. Thank you for always showing us the realest love & for all of your hard work. you mean the world to us," while another noted "you really did THAT."
Grande first announced she'd appear on the show via Instagram on April 25, and uploaded a parody clip that found Fallon singing the news to the tune of her new song.
While Ari's appearance can't possibly be condensed into shorthand, we've done our best to offer you some must-see moments. Check out 5 Highlights from Ariana Grande’s Tonight Show takeover below, and if there was a particular moment from the broadcast that knocked your socks off, be sure to share it in the comments below.
The TV Premiere of 'No Tears Left To Cry'
It's likely you'll have none, either, after this set. Grande's latest single is even better live.
Ari's Incredible Imitation of Jennifer Coolidge
Anyone who caught Ari imitating Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday Night Live knows she's got a knack for impressions, but this one might have taken the cake.
Ari Tackled The Musical Genre Challenge...Again
During a 2015 appearance on the show, Ari wowed viewers by affecting the vocal stylings of Britney, Christina and Celine. And her 2017 set upped the ante: She had to sing "Humble" in the style of goth rock and "God's Plan" as a '90s diva. You'll have to see it to believe it.
Ari Gave a Crash Course on Her New Album
We learned even more about Ariana Grande's forthcoming fourth studio album — she told Jimmy Fallon it's called Sweetener because "it's kind of about bringing light to a situation or somebody's life who brings a light to your life — sweetening the situation." And that was just the beginning of the tea-spilling. There will also be a song called "God Is a Woman."
Ari Surprised Her Fans While They Sang 'One Last Time'
It's just too sweet — check it out.