One of our favorite pop stars was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night for the entire hour. She revealed the name of the new Ariana Grande album — Sweetener — surprised fans and did another pitch perfect celebrity impression that left us gagging.
First, Grande revealed her upcoming album’s name. “It is called Sweetener, which I love,” she said. “It’s kind of about bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life or somebody else who brings light to your life, sweetening the situation.” The album features contributions from Pharrell and will be released this summer. Song titles include “R.E.M.,” “Raindrops,” “The Light Is Coming” and “God Is a Woman.”
She also revealed she will be doing something special on the 20th of every month until the album release. Her next important event is performing at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
During another segment on the episode, Grande surprised fans who thought they were invited by Fallon to create a fan compilation of her song “One Last Time.” Grande and Fallon jumped out from behind a curtain to surprise the young aspiring singers. One dropped to his knees, and Grande complimented another’s use of different melodies than her own song.
Another moment that we loved from Grande’s Tonight Show takeover was her celebrity impression. Grande is known for being able to manipulate her voice to sound just like other stars, especially Celine Dion. Well, last night Fallon asked her to do her impersonation of Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blonde, and she sounded just like her!
This was the first interview Grande has given since the terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester. Fallon said, “I know it’s tough for everybody, tough for fans and tough for you, and I know you haven’t done any interviews, and I understand that.”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming on the show and for being strong and for entertaining and for showing up and going back to Manchester and doing a benefit,” he continued. “I thought that was awesome of you. I just think you’re so strong and so cool.”
Grande started crying and just replied, “Thanks. Thank you.”
Fallon then quoted part of a message the singer wrote in the days following the attack, “We won’t let hate win,” he read. “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”
Fallon added, “Thank you, pal.”
Grande closed the show with a performance of her new single “No Tears Left To Cry” for the first time ever on television.