Ariana Grande‘s latest performance was even better than we could imagine!
The 25-year-old singer headlined night three of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on Sunday, to a packed crowd that was singing her catchy lyrics from beginning to end.
Grande, performing a number of songs from her latest album, Thank U, Next, rocked the stage during week one of the music festival, beginning her set with her “God Is a Woman” song. Dillon Francis joined her onstage for a few songs, followed by a *NSYNC reunion, sans Justin Timberlake. JC Chasez got the performance going, with Grande dancing up on Chris Kirkpatrick.
“I’ve been practicing my whole life for this moment,” Grande exclaimed with Chasez, Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass by her side.
Chasez was also thrilled to be there, proclaiming, “Coachella, this has been a dream of ours. Thank you, thank you Ariana.”
Grande’s pal, Nicki Minaj, was also a surprise guest during the big show, and the two performed their 2014 song, “Bang Bang”. The two appeared to have some technical difficulties, with Minaj taking out her ear piece altogether at one point.
The brunette beauty didn’t stop there! She later brought out Diddy and Mase to perform the late Notorious B.I.G.’s 1996 song, “Mo Money Mo Problems”, which they were both featured on. The trio then paid tribute to those that the hip-hop world has lost, including B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nipsey Hussle and Grande’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
The pop star rounded out her epic performance with fire works and pink confetti, with the Internet deeming the big show #ARICHELLA.
Despite being absent from the performance, Justin Timberlake made sure to congratulate his bandmates and Grande on Instagram.
Grande made her Coachella debut in April 2018 — a surprise appearance during Kygo’s weekend two set to sing “No Tears Left to Cry”. She attended the festival with Miller, who was one of the performers that year. Grande and Miller called it quits just a few weeks later after nearly two years of dating, before his tragic death in September 2018.
Fans began to speculate this past week what Grande was planning for her big Coachella concert after she began posting a series of *NSYNC-related videos to Instagram and Twitter.
Her manager, Scooter Braun, fuelled the fire even more when he tweeted, “Coachella, you have no idea what’s coming!!!!”
Then, hours before the set on Sunday, some of the guys from *NSYNC started tweeting about their mic checks, to which Grande responded:
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