Immortalizing a loved one through a song is one of the greatest tributes a singer can give with all her heart. For Ariana Grande, she can’t help but cry as she sang the song she dedicated to her late grandfather during her ‘Honeymoon’ concert tour. Read on for more details.
According to Gossipcop.com, Grande was doing a performance in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, in part of her ‘Honeymoon’ concert tour on Friday, Mar. 20, 2015. During the said concert, Grande made a tribute to her late grandfather who passed away last July 2014 due to cancer.
The said tribute started with an audio clip of Grande chatting with her grandfather, which is similar to an audio clip she posted on Instagram weeks prior. In the clip, Grandpa Grande, as he is fondly called by Grande’s fans, said “Music — you want to do something in music? Go ahead and do it. Don’t be afraid of it. There’s so much music; you gotta work on it. Don’t let them challenge you; don’t let them intimidate you. Do your thing, that’s the only way to do it.”
From here on in, Grande and the audience have already started crying. Upon singing her hit song ‘My Everything’, she later broke off and kept crying. The crowd of fans helped her out in belting out the rest of the song.
Grande thanked the crowd and acknowledged them in helping her into becoming who she is now. She also mentioned of some of her fans talking to her or doing things to cheer her up via Twitter in sometimes when she couldn’t sleep.
On July 22, 2014, Grandpa Grande succumbed to cancer and died as reported by Daily Mail. Around this time, Grande’s older brother Frankie Grande is a contestant in the Big Brother House and was later informed by the show’s producers via a note. The next morning after her grandfather’s death, Ariana guested in ‘Good Morning America’, holding back tears until the hosts offered their condolences. They were later shown comforting the already tearful singer.
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