Ariana Grande kicked off Sunday night's (May 20) 2018 Billboard Music Awards in the air. Lying across a trio of neon-lit umbrellas high above the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the singer descended through a cloud of black parasols held by her gang of dancers and made her way up a bank of white steps center stage to pose as she sang the first verse of her propulsive single "No Tears Left to Cry."
Wearing a black minidress, black leggings, six-inch knee-high stiletto boots and a black ribbon in her hair, Grande posed on the stairs, flipping her long ponytail as she moved through the set, which featured a series of white columns and arches with bricks and clouds projected onto their surfaces.
The singer is set to perform "God Is a Woman," off her new album, 'Sweetener,' at Monday's awards. Ariana Grande is gearing up for a big performance at Monday's MTV Video Music Awards.
As previously announced, Grande is set to perform her new single "God Is a Woman" from her new album, Sweetener, at the awards show, taking place at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Grande's performance will be "nothing short of God-like." The singer is set to be joined by a diverse group of more than 50 female dancers onstage during her appearance.
The source added that the performance will be "exactly what the VMAs are made of."
Ariana Grande - 'No Tears Left To Cry' (Live At Capital Up Close)
Ariana Grande performed in the U.K. last night, marking her first time since the One Love Manchester benefit concert in June 2017. Taking the stage at London's KOKO as part of Capital FM's Up Close series, the 25-year-old musician treated an intimate crowd to hits from Sweetener, Yours Truly and My Everything.
After the show, Grande tweeted her appreciation for the crowd. "omg london i love u that was so special thank u sm," she wrote.