Ariana Grande Lets Hair Down for Jazzy AMAs Mashup With The Weeknd (Video)

Singer slow jams her up-tempo hit “Problem” before jumping into her new duet “Love Me Harder”

Last Updated: November 23, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

Ariana Grande was looking elegant as she took the stage at the “2014 American Music Awards.” The performance was touted as her duet with The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder.” But before the Canadian artist joined her on-stage, Grande treated fans to a slower, jazzy take on “Problem.”

Her uptempo hit took on a whole new life and meaning with the jazz saxaphone accompaniment and her exploratory vocal performance.

When The Weeknd joined her, Grande proved she was just getting warmed up. Before long, her signature vocal gymnastics were on full display as she gave a powerful performance.

Some singers struggle with live performances, while others just soar. Grande has her critics and her devotees, much like the singer she is most compared to, Mariah Carey. One thing’s for certain, though, she knows how to put on a show.

Watch the video here.