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Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea hit the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards for a borderline burlesque performance that was right at home on the Las Vegas strip.

Anybody out there got a “Problem” with that? Didn't think so ...

Iggy warmed up the crowd, backed by a cheering squad of dancing beauties, with a renditon of “Fancy,” from her debut album, The New Classic.

Joined by collaborator Charli XCX, the Australian rapper and blonde bombshell did her thing before the beat dropped and Grande took the stage for “Problem.”

The chart-topping chanteuse continued to explore her sensual side in a very short black and a white leather mini skirt and knee-high go-go boots.

Of course, Iggy Azalea came back out to spit game on her guest verse for "Problem," which also features Big Sean whispering its signature line.

Their powerhouse Billboard Music Awards performance comes just after the track exploded on the Digital Songs chart at #1 and reaching #3 on the Hot 100.

More great performances from last night after the jump:

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Sure, Rihanna laughed at Ariana Grande during a recent performance, but that embarrassing incident aside, Ariana has been crushing it career-wise lately.

On that note, it was announced today that she'll be performing her hit song "Problem" along with Iggy Azalea at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Ariana is a natural choice for the show, as "Problem" debuted at number one on Billboard's digital songs chart and is currently number three on the magazine's Hot 100.

The first single from Grande's forthcoming studio album has been such a success that even a teaser for the "Problem" video became a viral sensation online.

Ariana and Iggy join a list of previously announced performers that includes Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Jason Derulo. 

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After selling over 435,000 copies of her smash single "Problem" in its first week of released, Ariana Grande is readying a music video featuring Iggy Azalea.

The monochromatic clip, directed by Young Astronaut, features the ladies in all their glory, with rocking big hair and mod inspired outfits. Take a look below:

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea

“Problem,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the first single off Grande's still-untitled sophomore album, due out in August.

She's been promoting it like a madwoman, and while Luke Bryan may be bored and Rihanna may laugh at her, those sales are certainly no joke.

The music video theme carries on from the lyric video (below).

“It was really cool,” Iggy Azalea said. “It’s in the same theme."

"We are not going to be killing people in a lyric video and then do bubble gum or something in the video, it’s the same realm. It’s kind of mod and monochromatic."

"Mod girl would be the theme, I would say to the whole film.”

Take a listen to it after the jump ...

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Ariana Grande is reportedly breaking sales records with "Problem", the debut single from her forthcoming album, but that hasn't stopped the 20-year-old from relentlessly promoting the chart-topping hit.

Continuing to make the talk show rounds, the songstress performed the song on Ellen today, seeming significantly more calm and confident than when she sang at the iHeartRadio Awards last week.

We don't think Rihanna will be laughing at Ariana this time.

Though she's still young and relatively new to the sexy pop star routine, Ariana is maturing as a performer before our eyes and seems intent on leaving RiRi and any other haters in the dust.

Check out Ariana's performance above to see what we mean.

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Sure, Rihanna laughed at Ariana Grande during her recent iHeartRadio Awards performance, but it looks like it'll be the Nickelodeon actress-turned-up-and-coming pop star who will enjoy the last laugh.

Official numbers won't be reported until Wednesday, but according to early estimates, Ariana's debut single "Problem" is absolutely killing it on the charts.

In its first week on iTunes, the song is estimated to have sold upwards of 425,000 digital copies, immediately placing it among the top ten debuts ever and in the top five for debuts by a female artist. 

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Ariana Grande performed at the iHeartRadio Awards in LA last week and received mixed reactions to her singing and dancing.

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton were bored by Ariana to the point that it was written all over their faces, and Rihanna actually laughed out loud at Ariana's moves.

Ariana spoke about RiRi's giggle fit in a recent interview and it seems she actually buys Rihanna's excuse that she wasn't laughing at the performance.

"I didn't see her laughing her laughing at me, but when I watched it afterwards it looked like she was just shocked because I was doing something different," said Ariana.

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Ariana Grande us having a good week.

The artist has a huge hit on her hands with "Problem" and she's also back together with Jai Brooks.

And now Grande is posing with Justin Bieber on Instagram, as the latter posted a photo of the pair today and congratulated the singer on her recent success.

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Pic

"congrats @arianagrande on your number 1 song," Bieber wrote, adding an intriguing tease: "#arianabieberduet??"

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The relationship between Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks ended on bad terms last October, but according to reports from last night's iHeartRadio awards, the two young singers have rekindled their romance.

Photos tweeted from backstage at the awards show Ariana and Jai kissing, laughing and generally getting very close following her performance.

Jai Brooks and Ariana Grande Image

So while Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton were bored by Ariana's singing, Jai was apparently a big fan.

Ariana and Jai had previously ended their relationship amid speculation that she cheated on him with The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Sounding every bit like a younger Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande’s iHeartRadio Music Awards performance brought the house down Thursday night on NBC.

Well, we thought so. Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton weren't as impressed.

Ariana's medley of "The Way" and "Problem" had most of the crowd on its feet, but the image of the two country stars' expressions went viral after the show.

Skip ahead to the 3:00 mark to see the duo "reacting" to the performance:

Twitter, the breeding ground for viral reactions and instant commentary, made sure this was the enduring image of the inaugural, random awards show.

But unlike Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs, this wasn't even that bad!

On the contrary, Ariana and her dancers did a decent, if not terrific job on stage by all accounts. Even if you're not a fan of the genre, girl has got talent!

Bryan even joked about it after the fact, making clear he was impressed by her performance and Tweeting "wow me concentrating does not look good."

He even made a screen shot of the duo his background. Check it out:

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Ariana Grande has dropped a new single, "Problem," from the Nickelodeon star's forthcoming sophomore album and featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

The first track from the as-yet-untitled album, due sometime later this year, is an ode to letting go of one's unworthy exes and instituting a no-scrubs policy.

So to speak. Take a listen below and see what you think:

As only she can (or at least only she and a few others can), Ariana Grande's soaring vocals compliment a beat that feels like it belongs in the club.

The Sam & Cat star's debut album, Yours Truly and its mix of R&B and pop genres drew comparisons to Mariah Carey when it dropped last year.

No pressure to repeat that with album #2, AG.

As for Iggy Azalea, she spits mad game (and Jay Z references) throughout, proving that these two young faces joining forces is hardly a "Problem" at all.

Watch Ariana perform it live after the jump:

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