Ariana Grande, fresh off a much-hyped opening performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, put on a show for the Today show in New York City Friday morning.

Ariana Grande On 'Today'

Grande performed “Problem,” “Break Free," Bang Bang” and "Break Your Heart Right Back" on the plaza during her Today appearance. The 21-year-old R&B star hit the stage in a two-piece silver ensemble with her signature long brown hair half-up in a ponytail.

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Before Grande started performing in front of the throng of adoring fans outside, she sat down for a one-on-one with Matt Lauer. With her fame exploding over the course of the last year, the singer admits that she fights to keep herself grounded. “I spend a lot of time with my family,” she told Lauer. “I just have to constantly remind myself how lucky I am to do what I love."

Of course, one of the big subjects of interest when it comes to Grande is her dating life. Following a pair of high profile splits – from Jai Brooks and Nathan Sykes – she’s now rumored to be dating Naya Rivera’s ex fiancé Big Sean. When asked about the alleged rumors, Grande demurred, “Ya’ll are putting me on the spot!” before conceding, “I’m happy.”

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