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Ariana Grande transforms Kendrick Lamar & Drake songs on late show

Talented singer Ariana Grande was at it again as she wowed audiences with her vocal range during a late night appearance. The pop star and actress was a recent guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where both she and the host were able to take on a number of songs, transforming them through new interpretations. That meant interpreting several hip-hop songs as country, Goth rock, and 90’s pop diva versions.

Grande participated in Fallon’s “Musical Genre Challenge” on a recent episode of the show. The late-night show segment featured a random song title and musical genre presented to use when singing it. Fallon opened with a Ska version of “Shape of You” to get things going and received cheers from the crowd after a lively performance.

Among the songs Grande received were hip-hop hits “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar and “God’s Plan” by Drake. She handled the task admirably as she crooned out Kendrick’s hardcore track after asking if she needed to make it “Hot Topic shopping Goth.”

After Fallon slowed down the Usher and Lil Jon song “Yeah!” with his country style, Grande would belt out the Drake hit “God’s Plan” as a 90’s Diva. Once again she delivered and the crowd ate it up. A video of the segment was posted to Fallon’s YouTube channel and racked up nearly five million views in a day as it hit viral status.

It’s not the first time that Ariana Grande has displayed these impressive singing abilities, as she previously appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show and participated in the “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” During that appearance, Grande imitated Britney Spears singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and Christina Aguilera singing “The Wheels on the Bus.” If she ever runs into a wall with her own music career, she could very well have a future in doing singer tribute shows.