Ariana Grande just performed in the UK for the first time since the One Love Manchester concert, a fundraising show she organized for the families of the victims killed during the horrible attacks that took place at her concert on May 22, 2017. 22 innocent concert-goers were killed, and hundreds of others were injured.
For Capital FM’s Up Close series, the Sweetener songstress performed for an intimate audience at London’s KOKO. Ariana performed a 20-song set, which consisted of both a mix of her hits and new songs from her fourth studio album that was just released last month – think “No Tears Least To Cry” and “God Is a Woman.” But perhaps the most chill-inducing moment was when she sang an acapella version of her classic tune “One Last Time,” which resulted in a gorgeous sing-a-long in the crowd. It was a seriously special moment. See for yourself.
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Fans even convinced her to sing “Why Try,” a song of hers that she admitted she finds totally boring.
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“‘Why Try’ is one of my most boring songs,” Ari said to the audience, “You guys have to sing it though with me. This just shows how much I love you guys – this song puts me to sleep.”
Ariana recently opened up about the fact that she suffered panic attacks following the Manchester attacks.
“When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” she said in an interview with Elle. “I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere. I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down.
It sure looks like Ari was in high spirits at this show, even if it wasn’t the easiest thing to do.
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