Ariana Grande's VMA performance was one of the most talked-about moments of the annual pop culture extravaganza, and it was only the pre-show!
Grande lived up to her surname, belting out "Baby I" a cappella, complete with the vocal runs and near flawless tonality that have made her a breakout star.
Her crew, in all black, danced behind her onstage, but the 20-year-old remained in place for the most part, focusing on her transition into "The Way."
Watch Ariana Grande do her thing below!
Justin Bieber's Twitter kissing partner also generated serious buzz with her princess-purple silk dress and sparkly prom-style jewels on the red carpet.
Not a bad night, wouldn't you agree?