Ariana Grande Performs ‘The Way’ + ‘Problem’ Mash-Up at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards [VIDEO]
Ariana Grande gave Arianators quite the performance at the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which aired on NBC last night (May 1). The 20-year-old singer opened with her mega-hit ‘The Way’ before belting into her new single, ‘Problem.’
The stage was set up in the theme of an old classic Broadway theater with her name ‘ARIANA’ in marquee lights. Her dancers, meanwhile, were dressed in a clash of old-school suit tops mixed with a modern hip-hop style. Grande came out wearing a chic slim-fitting black dress and tall white boots as she sang a portion of ‘The Way,’ the song that made her a star in 2013.
But as ‘The Way’ ended, the stage transformed into a black and white setting and Grande, along with her dancers, ripped off their garb and immediately jumped into the upbeat dance-pop track ‘Problem.’ Grande performed her new single in a sexy sequined dress and performed her dance moves while showcasing her signature voice.
‘Problem’ is already a runaway success for Grande, having set the record as the number one song on iTunes after just 40 minutes of its release past its midnight debut on Apr. 28.
The fun for her didn’t end there for the night: she was also nominated for two awards and ended up taking home the ‘Young Influencer Award’ honor.