Ariana Grande was a double winner at Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards after the “Thank U, Next” singer took home two awards: the Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Female Artist. The pop star also performed for the award show, but it wasn’t quite what fans expected. The 25-year-old is currently on her “Sweetener World Tour,” so she was unable to attend the show in Las Vegas.
The pre-recorded display featured Grande and dancers performing the singer’s #1 hit “7 Rings.” At the conclusion of the routine, one of her dancers made their way over to a graffiti-laced car that was placed center stage with the tag “BBMAs 2019.” Grande wrapped up her performance in Vancouver, Canada, when she tweeted love to her fans and to Billboard .
“Happy @bbmas day everybody,” she wrote. “So wish we were there with u in person tonight. thank you @billboard for all of your endless support, love and for having us perform for u remotely from the sweetener world tour.”
Watch the performance video below