On February 24th, Ariana Grande continues The Dangerous Woman Tour as she performed in New York City, New York at the Madison Square Garden. Victoria Monet and Little Mix performed as the opening acts.
Ariana performed Jason’s Song (Gave It Away) with Jason Robert Brown after Thinking Bout You, as there is an interchangeable part after that song in which she can perform any song she wants.
On September 19th, Ariana Grande’s pre-recorded performance of Jason’s Song (Gave It Away) with Jason Robert Brown aired on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This was on the same day she appeared on September 8th. Check out the photos + videos below!
On April 21st, TIME released the 2016 100 Most Influential People list, and Ariana has been honoured in the Artists list! Her long time friend Jason Robert Brown wrote his profile on the artist! Check it out!
You’re going to be underestimated, you know. That’s how this goes, especially when you start young. Underestimated because you’re a girl, for one thing. Because you’re short and cute. Because you’re a child actor. Because you’re on Nickelodeon. Because you’re a white girl who wants to sing R&B. Because you wear cat ears and lingerie. Because you’re dating an actor, dating a boy-band singer, dating a rapper. You’re going to be underestimated.
But once you get used to that, once that becomes your daily bread, you recognize it as a weapon. It’s fuel. It’s oxygen. Because you know that no matter how much you are underestimated—by your peers, by casting directors, by your label, by the media, by your 39 million Twitter followers—you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound is going to come out. That extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument that allows you to shut down every objection and every obstacle. That voice—powered by nothing but your remarkable empathy, your ravenous intelligence, your cool discipline and your voracious ambition. They’re going to underestimate you, and you, my beautiful friend, are going to make music.
Brown is a composer and playwright whose musical 13 gave Grande her breakthrough role
On April 9th, Ariana Grande performed at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards! She sang her current hit Dangerous Woman in a broadway style with long time friend Jason Robert Brown, who worked with her in the musical 13! She wore a Marilyn Monroe inspired pink dress from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Check out the UHQ photos & videos below!
In October, Ariana Grande got super nostalgic about “13, ” the show that marked her Broadway debut way back in 2008, when she was just a curly-haired 14-year-old.
Now, Ari’s continued to pay homage to the show and its composer and lyricist, Jason Robert Brown, by making a surprise appearance at the Tony winner’s Los Angeles concert on Monday night (Jan. 4).
“I happened to bump into an international pop star the other day and I asked her if it would be fun to come sing a tune or two,” Brown told the crowd before Ari stepped onstage. “And she said, ‘three,’ and I said, ‘three would be fine!’”
Dressed down in an oversized sweater and cute glasses, the 22-year-old was welcomed with enthusiastic applause from the crowd at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood. Together with Brown, she performed a three song-set: “The Lamest Place In the World” and “Brand New You” from “13,” as well as “Getting Out” from Brown’s album Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes.
Ultimately, her surprise, no-frills performance is a welcome reminder of how far Ariana’s come and what got her here in the first place: THAT. BLESSED. VOICE.
Check out the whole performance below, filmed by Ari’s brother, Frankie Grande.