Grande may have only released Sweetener in August but fans suggested she could have dropped another LP under the name Zandhr. This Ellen performance was our first chance to get a glimpse at the 25-year-old artist after a harrowing few months where she ended an engagement and lost an ex to an accidental overdose.
Ariana Grande isn't flawless, but she's so good with that!
It was a fun dance and a good song, but the moment that will stick in everyone's head comes when Grande trips on one of her vertiginous heels and interrupts herself for a quick "Ohmygod!".
Ariana and her backup performers, Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx, channeled the 1996 film starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in all-white ensembles.
Arianators gathered on Wednesday afternoon as she dropped the clip at 5pm United Kingdom time, with social media immediately awash with praise and admiration for the star, who in the past 18 months has gone through a lot.
"One day I'll walk down the aisle / Holding hands with my mama / I'll be thanking my dad / "Cause she grew from the drama", she sang".
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In June past year her concert was the target of a suicide bomber, who killed 22 of her fans and their parents.
The singer also slipped up a bit at the end when she concluded the performance by running up the stairs through the audience. That was fantastic! That was awesome. DeGeneres responds: "It's totally fine, we're happy that you came back". You've had a rough year.
What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to.
She called it "far from a diss track" and proclaimed it was "the opposite".
Grande's rep then insisted the reports linking the LP to the singer were "incorrect", confirming the album was "not an Ariana release".
"His voice and laugh", Grande wrote in response.