Ariana Grande Returns to U.K. For First Show Since One Love Manchester

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Ariana Grande present "The Sweetener Sessions" at Irving Plaza on Aug. 20, 2018 in New York City.  

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 SweetenerYours 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.


The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer opened the show with 10 tracks from Sweetener before delving into a few hits from Yours Truly, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Toward the end of her performance, she sang an a cappella rendition of My Everything hit "One Last Time," with fans immediately joining the sing-along. Clearly, Grande was loving her time onstage, as she expressed her desire to continue performing after the track. "Somebody's going to have to give me the hook," she said.


Grande has stayed busy during her time in the U.K., also appearing on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge today to perform "No Tears Left to Cry," "R.E.M.," "God is a woman," and a cover of Thundercat's "Them Changes." The live session begins at around 2:23 on the stream.