Ariana Grande Had Some Big Fans At The 2018 Billboard Music Awards

By Hayden Brooks

May 20, 2018

Ariana Grande took another step in her comeback trail on Sunday night (May 20) when the pop star offered up a stellar performance of her new single, "No Tears Left to Cry," marking her first award show number since the tragic attack on her Manchester concert in May 2017, and the 24-year-old had some major fans in the audience.

For the number, which opened the star-studded ceremony, the star recreated the Dave Meyers-directed music video at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, dropping onto the scene on an umbrella stage prop. With backup dancers in-tow, she performed her way around movable steps and it had all kinds of celebrities, including a power row of stars like Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello, reacting to the set-up. At the end of the performance, she teased a song called "The Light Is Coming" with the title written on a movable backdrop.

You can expect even more Grande when she takes to our 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The star-studded lineup also includes Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle Monáe and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic, with more to be announced. The concert series will be the first to be held at the all-new Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on June 2. 

The best part is, music fans from all over the US can watch it all go down via a live stream exclusively on and Twitter. Wango Tango will also be broadcast live via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. Finally, re-live the amazing summer kickoff by tuning into a 90-minute television special, exclusively on Freeform, on Sunday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Stay tuned for even more from the Kelly Clarkson-hosted ceremony, which will see Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars vie for titles in 15 different categories. Click here for more on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, including a full up-to-date list of winners and performance recaps from the Las Vegas ceremony!

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