Watch: Ariana Grande Performs ‘Problem’ For First Time *Updated With HQ*

Published: Sunday 27th Apr 2014 by Rashad

Ariana Grande is onto a hit! At least at appears as such.

The petite powerhouse has seen new single ‘Problem’ rocket into the top 10 on iTunes US — based on pre-orders alone.

Due tomorrow, the Iggy Azalea assisted cut has already become a favourite among fans – who’ve been teased with titillating snippets over the last two weeks.

Tonight sees the airing of the track’s first live performance at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. Can’t wait? Peep the footage after the jump…

Yes, yes, and yes!

While we’ll hold our review on the song until it arrives in HQ, the performance – though not flawless – showcased an artist coming into her own, exuding new confidence, and hitting a vocal home-run. Good stuff.

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  1. Keegan Parker April 27, 2014

    She looks lost ass hell

    • Belladonna1363 April 27, 2014

      @keenganParker Hell no she did an Amazing Job & I love the song. Its like how when Rihanna first came out & just did ok, so she Change everything when she came out with Umbrella, Her Sound, Her Look & she blow up! I actually might buy this song now. Lol

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    • Starr April 27, 2014

      Ummmm did she use Mariah Carey’s old backup dancers too? Like damn how much can you take from Mimi. Go to Adventures of Mimi the DVD for her Tour… THOSE are the same back up dancers… lmaooo..

  2. OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

    She definitely is beginning to embrace her inner sexiness! The look in her eyes says it all. I can see her slaying in the future once she become even more comfortable preforming in front of massive audiences.

  3. pon_De April 27, 2014

    Literally could not understand more than a couple words. She still sings like her mouth is full of toothpaste

  4. Navy Commander April 27, 2014

    Omg shes so skinny. Her dancing was a little stiff but the vocals were on point. Not her best

  5. Rihboy April 27, 2014

    Love the song cannot wait to download it!!! But i cant with her lost puppy look on stage! She does better with ballads because she is standing still! But i absolute cannot take her seriously she acts so timid! The cute little girl thing isnt going to work at live shows! I really wish she would stop with this ponytail! I cant listen to her all day, but watching her

  6. ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

    OFFKEYYY! I barely heard what she said

  7. Yupthasme April 27, 2014

    What’s this song about? I couldn’t understand the words!

  8. MusicFan April 27, 2014


  9. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    I’m sorry but I couldn’t even watch this entire performance. BASIC @ its finest. Her vocals are so annoying. She can sing but is like Celine Dion with that nasal-like sound. She just looks like a 14 year old girl and watching her trying to dance and look s*** is more painful than watching Jack go under water while Rose cries on Titanic. I would watch a Selena Gomez performance over this any day.

    Sidenote: those white boots look like the ones Mariah had for All I want For Christmas and the stage looks almost identical to The adventures of Mimi tour. Just saying

    • Rih Bey & Katy Run Dis April 27, 2014

      Look at this bitter broke hater.

    • MusicFan April 27, 2014

      “I’m ready for all the comparisons
      I think it’s dumb and it’s embarrassing
      I’m switching off, no longer listening
      I’ve had enough of persecution and conditioning”
      Now shut the f*** up about your Mariah, when I accidentally posted about Ariana on a Mariah post you got all up in my face now your doing the same you really need help..B.T.W At least Ariana isn’t lip-synching like Mimi,kk 😀

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        I’m pretty sure she will be lip synching when her vocal decline kicks in Like her idol Mariah (and Celine). 🙂

        And I didn’t get all up in your face for anything so relax.

    • OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

      Slayriah, honey, lets be real, you can get those white boots from any local Marshall’s. That point was a reach.

      As for the stage, Its disney radio’s not her own. The only thing she had control of was the color scheme.

      • ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

        her next album better not like her debut mariah-wannabe album. smh

    • Valentina April 27, 2014

      You seem bothered.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        Bothered by who? Lol this wannabe?

  10. Navy Commander April 27, 2014

    I thought she was gonna let her hair down? In the problem single art she has her hair down. Im so tired of this ponytail, I knoe why she has it but im still tired of it.
    She looks so much better with it down

    • ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

      agreed! she should reinvent herself and be herself. stop copying mariah. she has good voice tbh compared to her peers

  11. Rih Bey & Katy Run Dis April 27, 2014

    Queen Ariana slaying Mariah who?

  12. OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

    Meanwhile, while you’re all trying to figure what she saying on a bootleg video, Problem is #9 On itunes and hasn’t released yet, Leave the damn girl alone. and worry about your Fav getting it together. bloop!

  13. Skyfall April 27, 2014

    I actually like Ariana Grande and the song, and I want her to succeed but it’s like everything she does can be traced back down to something Mariah Carey’s already done.

  14. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    I got 99 problems but this flop BXTCH ain’t one.

    • Girl Byeeeeeeee April 27, 2014

      She must be a problem if you feel the need to bring her name up. Mad cause people are more interested in her now and not your fave? poor dat.

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 27, 2014

      how she a flop her song #14 and it not even out

  15. CherylSoldier April 27, 2014

    Why is slayriah perched in here again? I’ll be
    Screaming when this outdoes beautiful.

    • Girl Byeeeeeeee April 27, 2014

      LOL problem is #9 and hasn’t even been released. Its already set to out of #beautiful. Mariah Carey fans are so pressed because they don’t want their “icon” to be overshadowed. too bad, too late, poor dat.

    • pon_De April 27, 2014

      LMAOOOOO can Ariana’s debut album outdue Mariah’s 14th overall/SECOND christmas album?? Still waiting…..

  16. Skyfall April 27, 2014

    Is it just me or did Arianas AMA performance look just like this with a different hairstyle dress color and the boys on the opposite side

    • Girl Byeeeeeeee April 27, 2014

      Arianna’s dress was very different from Mariah’s. Stop reaching lol.

    • Vee April 27, 2014

      Its just you.

    • ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

      ariana studying mariah entire discography and copying he hard including live performances. smh

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Like how Mariah is studying Beyonce and trying to do a “surprise” release?

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Mariah Carey NEVER comfirmed a SURPRISE release…

    • Honeymoon Avenue April 27, 2014

      Tina Turner used male backup singers long before Mariah. Stop reaching

  17. Vee April 27, 2014

    She is cute but does not have natural stage presence.

  18. ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

    Jhud copying/channeling Whitney voice houston isn’t as obvious as Ariana copying Mariah. disgusting

    • Girl Byeeeeeeee April 27, 2014

      You should be more concerned about helping Mariah Continue the career she barely has than about her replacement.

      MC stans mad.

      • ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA April 27, 2014

        replacement? Girl Byeeeeeeee!!!!! delusional kiddo

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Whats not delusion is that Mariah Carey is trying to continue a career that is simply over. go support #pitiful, im done and defeated (Lost ’em)

        Problem is doing just fine in iTunes Top 10.

  19. Stephy April 27, 2014

    She is such a cute lil thang… I just wanna kiss her! Her voice sounds soo DISNEY channel ish but yasss work a bit sis

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      Do I detect a bit of shade with that “Disney” Stephy. tisktisk.

  20. Stephy April 27, 2014

    In all honesty! Lambs should just leave Ariana alone. She is soo cute & so small & innocent! The way she walks around in her WHITE BOOTS with her lil pony tail says she is just trying to make a lil career for herself. Leave this baby alone.

    I wish the best for you Ariana. Expecially, in this Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele, Katy DOMINATING world…

  21. Stephy April 27, 2014

    OMG, look at that lil cute smile with those dimples! She is serving toomuch cuteness with those DISNEY ears. She dresses like a cute lil 10 year old girl (minus the boots) even tho she is 21! So, precious!

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      Honey, if you don’t like her, just say it clearly like the rest of the MC klan. No need for all that b******* you’re hiding it in.

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Shhhhhhh… Hush, miss lady! With so much respect if your a woman! If your not a woman then SHUT THE F*** UP N*****

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Are we pressed because I called you out? Honey sit down with Maria’s tired ass and knit sweaters for them “dem babies”

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014


      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        I respect my elders…

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Thats cute. Maybe Mariah will let you suck her huge fake utters .She might as well, you seem thirsty for her irrelevant ass. Let her feed you some milk.

  22. CherylSoldier April 27, 2014

    Why is sky fall in here acting like Adele was ever

    • Stephy April 27, 2014

      But who is Cheryl?

      • CherylSoldier April 27, 2014

        One of the best selling female artists in the uk.
        Adele stans for her, you should know.

  23. Mark111 April 27, 2014

    Oh this is the reason the LAMES are so mad. Funny Mariah hasn’t had a hit since this pretty young thang came to the scene.

  24. Stephy April 27, 2014

    Mark111, please shut your mouth! You aint about nothin’!

  25. Stephy April 27, 2014

    Marky Mark! Just mad cause his fav is in the grave!


  26. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    Her debut album hasn’t even outsold Mariah’s lowest selling album though! Lol
    Everything Ariana released has flopped.

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      And yet people are still checking for Ariana more than Mariah these days. poor dat.

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Oops… Hmmmm why are you picking fights with us Lambs? Mind Your Business Baby Cakes!

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        1. You guys get mad when Mariah gets attacked on TGJ yet thats all people do on this website; attack the irrelevant and currently flopping.

        2. Because you guys have nothing of credit to say back to me so its really easy to shut you down

        3. you’re lame. you mad? yeah, you mad. I mean you commented me so you must be feeling some type of way. BYYYYEEEEEE

  27. RICHIE_RICH April 27, 2014

    She is to cute. This song sounds like a club banger.

  28. da truth April 27, 2014

    i am crying at these hateful lames mad this “little innocent girl” is slaying. loll this has already slayed the charts and not even out yet and mariah stans mad because never in her life as mariah moved from behind the mic to do anything else other than scream… lollll SLAY ARI SLAY!! i love it can’t wait for the HQ tmrw

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      LOL don’t worry Ive been checking them all. Its sad how easy it is. poor lames.

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Bitchh, you aint checking shitt F***

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Oh, we’ve resourced to using the word f**. so you really are mad? lol.

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        So you are a F***! I knew you were not a WOMAN! Ugh why you being messy baby boy! I was being so nice too you at first!

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        I never disclosed my s** honey. don’t assume i was just pointing out. All things Aside Stephy you are usually better than this, Im just sitting her trolling and your feeding me! If Mariah is the legend that you claim let it speak for its self. *sigh*

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Hmmmmmmmm Ok… Baby… I be trolling too lol Who takes this site seriously lol

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        LOL true. TGJ is not a place to be getting your feeling hurt. All things aside I got love for you Stephy, You’re one of the very few MC stans that stan by her but also keep it real. so I’m gonna leave her alone for now on. UNLESS Slayriah has something to say, good god she thinks Mariah is about to Slayy big s*** in 2014 lol.

  29. Rosie April 27, 2014

    It’s really awkward trying to see her look s***, she looks like she’s 14. But the song is pretty cute though. And dead at it already being top 10 on iTunes based on preorders.

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      LOL THATS WHAT IM SAYING. The Lames don’t want to see The more relevant Arianna slay. Oh well, they can all continue to suck Mariah’s fake ol utters!

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Bitchh, shut yo ass up! Who the f**** was even talking to your ass first anyways…

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Awwwwwww Stephy, don’t get mad cause I snatched your wig. why so mad sis?

    • Stephy April 27, 2014

      Rosie, what happended to you? You use to drag people left & right! Now your soo nice & easy going.

      • Rosie April 27, 2014

        I’m not trying to be as messy as I used to lol. I only do i then it’s necessary now. Plus some of these stan wars now are so tired and boring. Bey vs Rih every other day, zzz. So I don’t really troll anymore.
        Unless it’s Fadga or Borde. Then I’ll drag regardless. And if one of the members in the Rosie Fan Club mentions me or my fave.

    • CherylSoldier April 27, 2014

      Why didn’t west coast get the same number
      Of preorders?

      • Rosie April 27, 2014

        Because US songs are rarely available for preorder, dumbass. It’s not the UK. Try again.

  30. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    Yours truly still hasn’t outdone Memoirs or E=MC2. So….

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      And yet Mariah is still the more irrelevant of the two so………

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Bitchh Puh Lease! Ariana Grande needs to be worying about Riahnna, Adele thos are her competition!

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        You’re right, I mean Mariah and s*** these days. Whats a grandma to a young girl? nothing.

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014


      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Mariah Carey is already a LEGEND! Grandmariah has already sold more records than Ariana will NEVER sell.

        Ariana needs to worry about being original & carving her own lil DISNEY lane!

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Yet Mariah still feels like she has something to prove, considering all these push backs and flop singles in this era alone. Maybe you should tell your fave she needs to bow out graceful instead of letting her go out with the majority of us laughing at how downhill she’s gone.

    • Honeymoon Avenue April 27, 2014

      Compare overall album sales of 2013 to when that album was released.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        Still more because E=MC2 did 463k first week and 185k second week.

  31. Rosie April 27, 2014

    What time is this released? If the video debuts this week a top 10 debut is guaranteed at this point.

  32. Navy Nick April 27, 2014

    She is soooo cute; great song

  33. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    Why is this pressed soul telling me that Mariah is more irrelevant? Hello… Mariah has been in the biz 25 years while Copyana is still basically new, what type of struggle comparison. #beautiful still performed better than any Ariana single and Memoirs still sold more than Truly a flop. Bye

    • Stephy April 27, 2014

      Slayriah, did Merry Christmas Too You outsell Your’s Flop too?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        Yes it has. 523k sold in the US and counting. 1 million ww. Flop Truly not even 600l worldwide. She is local

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        You must be confused, my thirst for d*** isn’t as high as Mariah’s thirst for another hit thats not coming and better yet , I think your thirst to defend your “legends” career to me is even higher

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      #pitiful has already been out done by Problem.

      Mariah has been around for 25 years and only you, Stephy and Mariah care!

      She’s has no way of keeping up with the times. no one want her anymore AND YOURE MAD LOL.

      Im sure Mama mariah is proud of you though, for sticking up for her bloated ass. Go get that glass of milk she has waiting for you, straight from the utter!

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Lol. You are so cray cray! Go get some dickk baby!

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        April 27th, 2014 at 7:45 pm
        You must be confused, my thirst for d*** isn’t as high as Mariah’s thirst for another hit thats not coming and better yet , I think your thirst to defend your “legends” career to me is even higher

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Hmmmmm… Let Mariah Flop Then Damn! Anyways I nver said anything bad about miss lil cutie pie so leave me alone hmmmmmmmm lol Why you name your self hmmmmmm hahahahaha

      • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

        Lets be clear though, Stephy you were trying to hide your shade and it didn’t work. so please don’t tell that lie. you had a lot of s*** to say but wasn’t woman enough to say it clearly.

    • Honeymoon Avenue April 27, 2014

      The Way did better then #Beautiful though, and Ariana didn’t have a radio deal like Mariah. So that’s not really a fair comparison.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        The way only performed Betterin the US. #beautiful out peaked it almost every other country. Look it up!

  34. Rosie April 27, 2014

    Wow #8 already. Slay a bit. I wonder if her album will do as good.

    • CherylSoldier April 27, 2014


    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

      Remember local hot “The Way” which was top ten and the. Album still flopped? Not saying this will be the case but you never know.

  35. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    Hi @Stephy

    • Stephy April 27, 2014

      Hi, my secret crush!

      • Mark111 April 27, 2014

        ^desert thirsty.

      • Stephy April 27, 2014

        Mary Mark, you know im always thirty… Bye Boo

  36. Lsnymodel April 27, 2014

    Ariana is new blood that can ACTUALLY sing so chill on the hate. She also had an interview in a magazine recently talking about why she has to constantly keep her hair up. She has to wear weaves because the coloring from being on Sam and Kat (she’s a ridiculous red on that) had SERIOUSLY damaged her hair before they started using a wig instead. She is pretty much having to start from scratch with her hair so get off the damn ponytail please. In the meantime… Yes… She will kill Mariah’s sales this time around (lol)

  37. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

    Anyway, I wish Ariana the best but Mariah Will remain superior to her as an artist, vocalist, in terms of impact, sales, and just about everything. Lol @ Ariana fans thinking that Lambs will be okay with some new Giles popping up out of nowhere copying her every move. If Ariana steps out of the wannabe the next Mariah lane for this era then I might support her.

    • Hmmmm…. April 27, 2014

      Bye Slayriah *waves*

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

        Bye Hmmmm. Have a good night.

      • OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

        You too Butterfly! Sweet dreams boo. See you tomorrow, Cause we all know TGJ has some personal agenda against Mariah. The MESS of it all!

      • OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

        oops wrong article, damn. sorry 🙁

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  38. OrangeJuiceInstead April 27, 2014

    Y’all need to chilllllll. I don’t even see that big of similarities between Ari and Mimi. its not that serious, sure Arianna has Mariah tendencies, but i mean mairah is one of her biggest influences.

  39. rihanna is bigger than beyoncea April 27, 2014

    WOW, ARIANA GRANDE IS REALLY ABOUT that life; she is really gonna be that POP b**** of 2014. ALREADY NUMBER 9? ON PRE ORDERS? THIS IS WHAT RITA WHORA WANTED/ NEEDED but her song even with all that PROMO IS AT 109.

    LOL LOL Rita WHORA will be dropped, blow jobs or not.

  40. Honeymoon Avenue April 27, 2014

    This has to be her best performance to date! Ariana killed that choreography and her vocals were great! Problem is #6 on iTunes right now in just pre-orders! Anyone calling that a flop is just bitter and upset. Lambs need to get over Ariana already. They compare her to Mariah more then anyone. Its annoying now. Sit your bitter old asses down.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

      Yes Mark!!! Drag her! Drag the F**** out of her! Lol

  41. HELL NO April 27, 2014


    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 27, 2014

      OMG Iggy looks beautiful in your avi. What type of Goddess realness!?? #Slayed #Snatched

  42. Royalkev April 27, 2014

    Ariana has a hit on her hands! I’m happy this girl is coming back with a little more bite to her. I can’t wait to see what else is on the album.

  43. Junior in Jamaica April 27, 2014

    Why did they waste this song on this kid? She does it no justice in performance…

    Her “out of breath, stretching for vocal highs” still gets me…

    Good song, bad choice of artist.

    • Stephy April 27, 2014


  44. Kitty April 27, 2014

    Mariah could never without *lip syncing* tbh.

  45. Stephy April 27, 2014

    MARKeshia is just mad cause his fav is 6 feet under BYE

  46. FutureCIARA April 27, 2014

    Werk Disney!!!

    For turning her into a sluttier version of herself this era!!!

  47. Rosie April 27, 2014

    She took down Happy on iTunes. Thank god.

  48. metzo April 27, 2014

    The Lambs are bitter, as always. Not surprised. SLAY Ariana!!

    • 90sQueens4Life April 28, 2014

      We are bitter. Meanwhile listening to a classic mariah cd (Butterfly) how many records did Mariah’s shadow sell?? I’m sorry I’m too bitter to research. Waiting..

  49. There once was a pimp and his h**…. April 27, 2014

    Nothing about this performance was “slaying”. Her vocals were too weak and whiny for this type of song. Her enunciation of words is still s*****. The dancing was awkward, stiff, and unnecessary. Her outfit was cheap looking and very try hard. She is just embarrassing to witness so I’ll pass on her music.

    #No thank you

  50. 90sQueens4Life April 28, 2014

    Waiting on a Mariah fan to put up her stats and shut these haters down. Bye. I really don’t think Mariah gives a s***. Mariah has never had any worthy comp in her entire career as far as being equal on all level. Voice , looks, sells, and music quality other then the one and only Whitney Houston. And vise versa. Y’all new age fans are the ones that are reaching. Please do your homework before you come to Diva class. Taught by the greatest. ( Mariah, Whitney, Mary J and even Janet is in that class. Sit down kids. Stop playing.

  51. JOHNVIDAL April 28, 2014

    I think her voice is rather annoying, I can´t understand half of what she sings to begin with. The song is still below average material too. I mean, by Disney crappy young artists standards it is ok, by real young artists standards it is crap. Look at what Adele, Mariah, Whitney, Alicia, etc were releasing at Ariana´s age.

  52. Sandra April 28, 2014

    I like the performance!! I loved the dance moves and nice song.
    And she’s sooo pretty!

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