Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin On ‘The Tonight Show’

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The singer, who was booked on the show to promote her new fourth album, Sweetener, performed alongside Jimmy's house band, U.S. hip hop legends The Roots.

Ariana said that she wrote the song just one week after she and Pete started hanging out.

Ariana Grande stepped up alongside The Roots to perform a touching cover of "Natural Woman" on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.

Over on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert reminisced about watching Franklin perform at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.

TMZ report that after she finished the song, Ariana left the stage and broke down in tears.

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Grande responded, "Franklin?" And Franklin informed her, "There's only one Aretha".

"She was so sweet and so cute and I was like 'how are you a real person?'"

Over on Jimmy Kimmel Live, guest Don Cheadle revealed that he, too, received a phone call from Franklin, who reached out to tell him how much she enjoyed his performance in the 2015 Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead.

Before filming the show, Ariana shared a black and white picture of her hugging the Respect singer, with an Instagram caption of hearts.

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