Did You Miss It? Ariana Grande Gives First ‘Focus’ Performance

Published: Monday 2nd Nov 2015 by Sam

While many a Pop starlet have run away from any release date in the radius of Adele’s, Ariana Grande has run at it head-on with new single ‘Focus.’

Unleashed last week, the funky cut is the lead effort from the songbird’s third studio album ‘Moonlight.’

And though her tenacity to drop new music at this time is commendable, it’s clear the pint-sized powerhouse knows she’ll have to work in earnest to make waves with the track.

Wasting no time, she took front-stage center on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater over the weekend to perform the song for the first time.

Find out how she fared below…

For an Ariana performance, that was great.

There’ll always be something distinctly cheerleader about her live and so, viewed with that lens, she shook her proverbial pom-poms better than we’ve seen from her in a while.

She served confidence, sass, and vocals (so much so that we’ll pretend we could understand some of those mumbly runs).

On a random note, that chorus will still take some getting used to (see: when bad choruses happen to great songs), but all in all…a solid showing!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan (“Player” Music Video Comes Out Today) November 2, 2015

    Now that I have listened to “Focus” again, I now see why the music industry is in shams. People just buy any singles/albums that are completely generic but not even tasteful.

    Anyways, I think Ariana Grande & Tinashe should collaborate. 🙂

    • Arianator Barb November 2, 2015

      “Get faded turn up, p-pour it on up til I can’t even think no mo”- Tinmanshe from her dj mustard produced 1 and only hit. Aquarius and Yours truly have the same metacritic score so let’s not.

      • ????Queen Molly???? November 2, 2015

        Ooops clock her

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (“Player” Music Video Comes Out Today) November 2, 2015

        Who said I was knocking Ariana Grande’s discography though? Please learn to read and comprehend before you come for me, learn by that dragged pestilent cosigning your failed response. 😀

  2. ????Queen Molly???? November 2, 2015

    Love this song

  3. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 2, 2015

    She did such a good job! It’s amazing how much she improves vocally. I’m here for her new album. Hopefully, she’ll get her first #1 this era.

  4. ????Queen Molly???? November 2, 2015

    Love the performance shes become a much better dancer and vocalist. She slays the likes of Katy, Rihanna,Miley and Selena.

  5. Avi November 2, 2015

    Adele is going to demolish this.

  6. Shonyonce Minaj November 2, 2015

    That performance was pure fire that whole iHeartRadio set was amazing. That world tour really polished off her vocals and dancing skills YASSSSS honey!!!!!!

  7. Arianator Barb November 2, 2015

    Love the song and I love you Ari

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 2, 2015

      You ready for her Japan stadium shows? She did 25,000 for the Brazil stadium just in case you didn’t know.

  8. StrawberryMuffin24 November 2, 2015

    The song is wack as hell she always sounds out of breath when she sings a damn mess!
    First she wanted to sound like Mariah Carey and now she’s trying to jack Christina Aguilera style but failing then to top off the the mess she looks 11 trying to be s***!lol

    • ????Queen Molly???? November 2, 2015

      Atleast the song will chart unlike Tinashes player.

  9. StrawberryMuffin24 November 2, 2015

    I don’t give a f*** Tinashe is the better all around performer and she makes better music stay mad bish go listen to this out of breath 11 yr old! Tinashe is amazing she kills it on stage i see why you mad and bitter!lol

    • ????Queen Molly???? November 2, 2015

      That out of breath 11 year old can actually scan platinum tho while Tinashe can’t even scan aluminum. Stay mad cause Ariana can actually book stages and get more than 1 hit.

  10. shakira stan November 2, 2015

    She is so blah .
    Can’t dance can’t sing ….why is she famous?

  11. J November 2, 2015

    Such a generic song, and a copy of her last lead single.

  12. StrawberryMuffin24 November 2, 2015

    Bish please Tinashe stay booking stages and she will continue too jealous bish!lol

  13. JOHNVIDAL November 2, 2015

    Another generic song from this girl. Mediocrity in mainstream music is devastating. Thank goodness for the few exceptions.

  14. King Stephy November 2, 2015

    Great voice, mediocre music. She can belt so effortlessly tho. Go Ari.

  15. Rosie November 2, 2015

    Hopefully this will help the song sell more than the 100K it’s expected to sell (according to Kworb, who is usually on point).
    Post about Hello selling 1.1 million!

  16. Dev November 2, 2015

    Same sounding songs
    Same hairstyle
    Same mumbled single.
    This is really problem part 2

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