-We are hanging out
with Ariana Grande! [ Cheers and applause ]
“Sweetener!” “Sweetener” is out
officially right now. Pal —
-That’s crazy. -Your album is out right now!
-That’s crazy. -I love you, man!
[ Cheers and applause ] I’m so happy to be here
with you when it’s out. -That’s so cool.
That’s the first time I raised my hand for a high five, and
someone’s actually given me one. Thank you so much.
-Oh, really? Do people leave you hanging?
-Oh, every time. -It happened
to me earlier tonight. You’ll see.
-Every time. -Let’s talk about this.
I want to know about this. -Okay.
-So, “Sweetener.” First of all,
I’ve listened to the — I know, on the other side. So, “Raindrops” is such a
great way to open the record. -Thank you.
-It is just gorgeous. -Thank you.
-And I go, “Oh, my gosh.” Your voice comes out, I go,
“That’s exactly who — this is what you paid for, man.”
This is the best. -Oh, thank you.
-You’re so talented, and I say that every time,
but I really do mean it. -Oh, thank you.
-But you’re going to give us a little — almost like
a listening party. -Yeah.
-What is — all right. “Breathin’.”
-Okay, yeah, so “Breathin’.” [ Screaming ] All right.
So, talk about “Breathin’.” -I hear my people. So, “Breathin'” is about,
uh — breathing. [ Light laughter ]
-Yeah, all right, there you go. -And when you’re anxious,
and you’re — yeah, um — -No, tell me the story.
-It’s about kind of like — it’s about anxiety and feeling
like you can’t get — You know when you feel like
you can’t get a full breath? That’s, like, the worst feeling
in the whole world. -It’s crazy.
-Yeah, so it’s just a song about, like, that feeling. -Were you having
an anxiety attack? -Well, I was having
lots of them. [ Laughs ]
I mean, there was no end. But it was just — yeah.
I, uh — but yeah. -And then who calmed you down,
or what calmed you down? -Well, we — I mean,
we were in the studio. We were writing,
and I was like, “Ugh!” I was like, “I can’t breathe!”
And they were like, “We’re going to write
this song,” and I was like, “Okay, I still can’t breathe,
but we’ll write it.” -Yeah.
So you end up writing this song. -Yeah, we made this song.
I can kind of breathe now. So it was good progress.
-It’s a fun song, though. It turned into a poppy, good —
-Yeah, we made a pop song. -Yeah, here it is, “Breathin.”
First taste of this. Here we go.
[ Song begins ] ♪ Control my mind ♪ ♪ Don’t know what else to try,
but you tell me every time ♪ ♪ Just keep breathin’
and breathin’ and breathin’ ♪ ♪ And breathin’ ♪
[ Screaming ] ♪ I know I got to keep,
keep on breathin’ ♪ ♪ Just keep breathin’
and breathin’ and breathin’ ♪ ♪ And breathin’ ♪
-I mean — ♪ I know I got to keep,
keep on breathin’ ♪ ♪ Mmm, sometimes ♪ ♪ It’s hard to find my way ♪
-Now I’m getting into it ♪ Up into the clouds ♪
-And start clapping. -Now it’s like a lip synch. Now it’s like
a lip synch battle. ♪ You remind me of the time ♪ ♪ When things weren’t
so complicated ♪ This is so cool.
[ Song is stopped ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you for
letting us do that. Thank you for
letting us do that. Thank you for letting us play
the songs before they’re out. -I have never been more nervous
in my whole life. My feet are like
they’re braided. -Good.
Oh, I love — this is exciting! -Thank you, yeah.
Thank you for listening. -Oh, please.
[ Cheers and applause ] Let’s see, which ones do I love?
Obviously, well, “No Tears Left to Cry.”
Obviously. Ooh, I’ll tell you a song that
surprised me on this album. I did not know there was
a song called “Pete Davidson” on your album.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah. -Now, did Pete know that there’s
a song called “Pete Davidson” on the album?
-Well, I mean, he does now. [ Light laughter ] -Yeah, probably now.
When did you write this song? -Like, a week after we started
hanging out and stuff. -Yeah.
-I just made it and I sent it to him, and I didn’t know
what to call it, so I just called it “Pete.”
[ Light laughter ] -Just called it “Pete Davidson.”
-It was either going to be that or like, “This is
About Pete Davidson.” [ Light laughter ] I was like, why not, you know?
Be direct. -Well, you guys want to hear
a little bit of — [ Screaming ] ♪ I thought you
into my life, whoa ♪ ♪ Look at my mind, yeah ♪ ♪ No better place or time
Look how they align ♪ ♪ Universe must have my back ♪ ♪ Fell from the sky
into my lap ♪ ♪ And I know you know
that you’re my soulmate ♪ ♪ And all that
I’m like, ooh ♪ -[ Laughs ]
[ Screaming ] ♪ Ooh, my whole life
gonna be ready for you ♪ -That is beautiful.
-Thank you. -I mean, can you imagine?
What was — [ Song is stopped ]
What was Pete’s reaction? [ Cheers and applause ] He must have lost it.
He must have been so touched. -Yeah.
-I’m so happy for you guys. -Thank you.
-I know both of you guys. -Yeah.
-I know you better than — yeah, I know you more than Pete.
-He got in so much trouble when he was on your show.
-Well, he was bad. Dude, he was a bad boy when
he was on my show, but you were actually standing off
to the side watching him. -I was on the floor. I was like —
-Yeah, I know, I know. We were playing with each other.
But honestly, you know, I’ve known you forever, and
I’ve never seen you more happy. -Oh, thank you.
-So I just want to say I’m just happy for you.
-Thank you. -And I love you.
And I go — when did you guys
even start dating? Did you meet on “SNL”?
-No, well, we met on “SNL,” and — like, two, three years
ago, or whenever that was, we never, like, exchanged
numbers or anything. We weren’t even like friends
for a long time, but I had the biggest crush in the world
on him the whole time. Like, forever.
Like, my friends used to make fun of me
for all of that stuff. -You never said anything to him?
-No, of course not. I figured, whatever. -Did you ever say, like,
“Hey, one day I’m going to –” -That’s literally like —
this is so — everyone’s going to be like — but I, like,
left his writer’s room, and we were, like, writing skits
and stuff for the show. And I — my tour manager was
in the hallway, and like, I’m not a crushy person.
I don’t have, like, crushes on people I don’t know.
I’m not crushy, but I left and I, like, jokingly said to
my tour manager, I was like, “I’m –” I was like,
“I’m marrying him, 100%.” [ Audience aws ]
I was like, “I’m literally marrying him.”
-And this was before you even started dating, or hanging out?
-We weren’t even friends. Like, didn’t even see him
at the afterparty. Blah, blah, blah.
Yeah, it was like, whatever. -What does Mom think?
What does Nona, what does Grandma think?
=They — Nona loves him. Nona’s like —
she’s like, “Oh, Peter!” Well, the first time they
FaceTimed, she called him David. And she was like, “Oh, David!”
[ Laughter ] She was like, “You’re
a nice Italian boy, huh?” And he was like, “I’m only 20%, but I could be more
if you want.” [ Laughter ] -That’s a great Pete Davidson,
by the way, yeah. -She’s like, “No, I’d love
to see you do your stand-up.” I was like, “Nona, relax.”
I was like, “Nona.” -What did he say?
He was like, “Sure?” He was like, “I don’t know,
it’s pretty dirty, Nona.” And she’s like, “Well, I like it
like –” I was like, Nona! [ Laughter ] I was like, “Nona!”
-Nona, I’m hanging up the phone right now.
-I was like, “Nona!” -Don’t talk like that, Nona.
-Stop. -You’ve got to give her my best,
’cause you know I love her. I love the whole family. Do you have a favorite?
I know it’s hard to ask an artist what
their favorite song is. -Yeah.
I feel like at the moment… -Yeah, exactly.
-…I do have one. Y’all probably know it though. -Which one do you think?
-“R.E.M.”? -Yeah. -They guessed it, “R.E.M.”
-That’s the homies right there. -You want to hear a little —
[ Cheers and applause ] -Funny you should ask.
I happen to… -Bring your own microphone?
-…have this right here. You’re going to do it live
for us right now? -Yes, with The Roots!
-With The Roots, a little “R.E.M.”
Are you guys ready? [ Cheers and applause ]
A little “R.E.M.” with Ariana! Oh, my gosh.
This is the coolest. ♪♪ ♪ Last night ♪ ♪ Boy, I met you ♪ ♪ Mm-hmm ♪ ♪ When I was asleep ♪ ♪ Asleep ♪ ♪ You’re such a dream to me ♪ ♪ Mmm, you were ♪ ♪ And it was on
a day like this ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ So if you can believe ♪ ♪ If you can believe ♪ ♪ Mmm, you’re such
a dream to me ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Ariana Grande, everybody!
“Sweetener” is out now!