Ariana Grande performed a sultry, soulful rendition of “God Is a Woman” with an all-female orchestra as part of her upcoming “Ariana Grande: Live at the BBC” televised concert special.
Grande looked lovely in a black halter-style dress with a diamond-encrusted necklace and earrings as she sings to her lover in the opening lines, “You, you love it how I move you/You love it how I touch you/My one, when all is said and done/You'll believe God is a woman.”
The symphonic strings provided lush accompaniment for the slow-burning track, which is the second single from Grande’s chart-topping fourth studio album, Sweetener. “God Is a Woman” made the Top 10 on several international charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 chart here in the U.S., where it peaked at No. 8 and notably hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Club Songs chart.
Grande was thrilled with her orchestral backing, telling BBC “It’s such a dream come true. Strings are like my favorite thing in the whole entire world… I’m spoiled now, I can’t go back!”
Grande joins a list of prestigious recording artists who have had their own BBC concert special including British superstars Adele and Harry Styles, who notably had his first solo special, after One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus. Grande recently performed in another TV special for NBC, which celebrated the 15-year anniversary of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked.” She also recently announced her 2019 Sweetener World Tour dates, with the U.S. leg of the tour kicking off March 18 in Albany, New York.
The “No More Tears Left to Cry” singer reportedly filmed the BBC special on Sept. 7, the same day her former boyfriend Mac Miller died of an apparent overdose, but she was not aware of his passing during the taping. Per Rolling Stone, Grande’s one-hour BBC special will include 13 songs and is slated to air on Thursday, Nov. 1 on BBC One in the UK.
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