BBC Music has announced that Ariana Grande will perform a world-exclusive show for BBC One which is set to air in autumn.
Christened ‘Ariana Grande At the BBC’, the show will see the singer perform new material from her recent album Sweetener, as well as some of her biggest hits, accompanied by an all-female orchestra. The hour long special, presented by Davina McCall, will be recorded in front of a live studio audience on September 7 and will feature Grande talking to the presenter about her music, life and career to date.
Speaking about the show, Davina McCall said: “Since I’ve been asked to do this show… I have been worried that someone is going to call up and tell me they’ve made a mistake and chosen the wrong presenter, because this seems just too good to be true. Ariana Grande is such an incredible talent. She’s very funny and incredibly kind and has achieved so much already in her career! I’m really excited about talking to her and, of course, hearing some of her amazing music.”
Ariana Grande At The BBC is a Livewire Pictures production, executive produced by Anouk Fontaine with Guy Freeman as managing director. The programme was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning, music television and Charlotte Moore, director of content, BBC Television.
Jan Younghusband said: “We are so delighted to have Ariana back on the BBC, she is an outstanding new talent so loved by audiences in the UK.”
Guy Freeman added: “Ariana Grande is a standout international artist of her generation and we’re delighted to be working with her to create a bespoke show for BBC One, including some very special orchestral performance moments.”
Ariana Grande recently announced the launch of a mixed reality campaign for her UK fans to celebrate the release of her new album Sweetener. Last week, Sweetener entered the charts at the top, while God Is A Woman and Breathin climbed the singles list. Sweetener is also performing well across a range of international territories.