Ariana Grande signals end of ‘Thank U, Next’ era as she slays Grammys

Ariana Grande has produced one of the standout performances of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and signalled an era in her music.

The 26-year-old singer wowed fans with her hit laden mix, putting to bed her 'Thank U, Next' era in symbolic fashion, as she placed a ring back in its box while kneeling on a bed.

She was introduced by The Politician star Ben Platt and started her performance with a rendition of Imagine, while dress all in black.

She followed this with her take on The Sound of Music's My Favourite Things before launching into 7 Rings, which samples the previous songs.

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It was slumber party time as Ariana stripped to sexy, pink lingerie and was joined on stage by a host of dancers, who were similarly attired.

Ariana then gave a little of Thank U, Next as she said goodbye to one of her most successful periods of her musical career.

Fans of the singer were full of praise on Twitter as they hailed the performance.

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One excited fan wrote: "She’s a f***ing queen. @ArianaGrande im so so proud of you, love you forever"

Another declared: "Just wanted to say this one more time Ariana Putting the Ring away in the box signifying the thank u next era is officially over sobbing #GRAMMYs"

A third wrote: "@ArianaGrande just Killed the stage…loved her performance #GRAMMYs"

Ariana has also been nominated for five Grammy awards at this year's ceremony.

Thank U, Next is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, 7 Rings is up for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, while Boyfriend is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, a nomination she shares with collaborator Social House.

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