Ariana Grande Made a Surprise Appearance at Coachella to Perform Her New Song

Festivalgoers were treated to the live debut of Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry”

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Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella

Just after announcing and releasing her latest single “No Tears Left to Cry,” pop star Ariana Grande hopped on a helicopter and performed the song in Indio, California, at the Coachella Music Festival in a surprise appearance during DJ Kygo’s set.

Anyone else getting Madonna vibes from this outfit? It might be the gloves?

Grande dropped the song and video on April 19, also debuting a new Twitter aesthetic that involves writing everything upside down.

Currently number one on iTunes, the song is already a massive hit, and the Dave Meyers–directed video is sitting pretty at 18 million views on YouTube (so check it out if you haven’t already).

In addition to “No Tears Left to Cry,” Grande performed Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” a song that was also part of Kygo’s set last weekend, when he brought out Jamie Foxx to sing.

This has been an especially exciting Coachella, starting with Beyoncé’s instantly iconic performance and continuing through all of the celebrity hookup/breakup gossip, like The Weeknd’s new paramour Chantel Jeffries and the Jenner sisters running into their exes. And then there was all of the over-the-top partying, like the Hadid girls in their insanely expensive rental and Rihanna’s pool party, to which we were rudely not invited.

For her part, Grande has been staying out of the gossip spotlight, presumably in the studio working on her new music, though she did make an appearance at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., to perform a song and support the movement for gun control.

Related: Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, and Miley Cyrus Will Be Joining March for Our Lives

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