“It’s such a dream come true,” Grande told the BBC of the orchestra-backed performance. “Strings are like my favorite thing in the whole entire world… I’m spoiled now, I can’t go back!”
Ariana Grande: Live at the BBC premieres on the British network on Thursday, November 1st; the television special was filmed on September 7th, People reports, the same day that her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died of an apparent overdose, an incident that led to Grande canceling a handful of live appearances.
However, the special’s performance and corresponding interview apparently took place before Grande learned of Miller’s death. The 13-song BBC concert featured Grande and the all-female orchestra performing eight Sweetener tracks along with “Dangerous Woman,” “Love Me Harder” and her cover of Thundercat’s “Changes.”
Earlier this week, Grande revealed plans to embark on a Sweetener World Tour beginning in March 2019.