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Ariana Grande performed her latest single, “God Is a Woman,” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The song comes from the singer’s recently released album, Sweetener.
It was previously reported that Grande would be joined by a group of 50 diverse female backup dancers during the performance.
Similar to the song’s music video, the live performance gave a female-driven perspective to a traditional Christian story. The God Is a Woman music video re-created images including Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam with a feminist twist. Meanwhile the VMAs performance opened with Grande and the background dancers sitting at a long table, retelling The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
The diverse group of backup performers joined the vocalist in both dancing and singing. The performance concluded with the women uniting onstage, all standing tall with strong postures. Grande was joined at the front of the stage by grandmother, mother and aunt, who all held hands.
Grande was nominated for five awards at the show. She took home the award for best pop music video for the lead single from Sweetener, “No Tears Left to Cry.”
The 2018 Video Music Awards aired live Monday (Aug. 20) from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Ariana Grande’s VMA Performance: God Is A Woman pic.twitter.com/IQbxwqu7UX
— sweetener (@milaarii) August 21, 2018
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