Ariana Grande returned to the Grammys stage, and we were so into it.
The pop star, 26, took the stage on Sunday at the 2020 Grammy Awards to perform a medley of tracks from her acclaimed album Thank U, Next.
Grande kicked off her performance with her album opener “Imagine,” belting the love song while singing with a partial orchestra behind her. (The song is believed to be a nod to the late Mac Miller, whom she dated before his 2018 death.)
Next, Grande stripped down from her black gown to a pair of cheeky pajamas as she transitioned into a mash-up of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “My Favorite Things” and her No. 1 hit “7 Rings” — then she and her troupe of dancers performed on a bedroom set inspired by The Sound of Music. (“7 Rings” includes an interpolation of the “My Favorite Things,” made famous by Julie Andrews.”)
Grande went on to conclude her performance with an emotional rendition of her hit “Thank U, Next,” changing the lyrics to honor her father Edward Butera, who was sitting in the crowd.
Ariana Grande dominated the fashion game at the Grammy Awards Sunday night (Jan. 26) with a series of not one, not two, but three jaw-dropping gowns.
Arriving on the red carpet, the pop princess looked every bit the part of music royalty in a dramatic, voluminous gray gown by Giambattista Valli and matching velvet opera gloves. She topped the showstopping look off with a blonde ombre high pony and a pair of gigantic Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, valued at $2.5 million.
Then, after a quick change, Grande stepped back onto the red carpet to do interviews in a second, equally gorgeous Schiaparelli ballgown in the same silvery hue -- this one featuring an embellished neckline and massive velvet skirt.
Following her performance of "Imagine," "My Favorite Things," "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next" later in the evening, the superstar changed into a third number: an elegant, emerald-green gown and opera gloves, complete with Titanic-esque emerald jewelry.
She posted a series of photos from the Sweetener era on her Instagram today, including stills from the "raindrops (an angel cried)" and "the light is coming" videos, the latter featuring Nicki Minaj, as well as a behind-the-scenes shot of her and "blazed" collaborator Pharrell Williams.
"Happy second birthday to my favorite baby sweetener," Grande captioned the collage. The pop star plans to bring that sweetness to Ulta stores very soon. She's releasing her sixth fragrance line, named after the song "R.E.M." from this album, on Wednesday, Aug. 19.