Ariana Grande performs with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The two sang the singer's hit song "No Tears Left to Cry." The impressive performance also featured Nintendo's Labo line of cardboard Switch accessories. Grande, Fallon, and The Roots also jammed at Nintendo's Toy-Con garage.
The said performance was not the first time The Roots made use of video game music on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Two years ago, the band also teamed up with Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto to play the iconic theme song of the popular game. It was done ahead of the launch of Super Mario Run.
Jimmy Fallon Talks About Nintendo
Grande, who also happens to be an avid gamer, previously appeared as a character in the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Fallon is also a self-confessed gaming fanatic. In a recent interview, he gushed over Nintendo.
"I just love them. They're so fun and creative, and they're always thinking of another way to use video games, and a different way to experience Game Play - which they did with the 3DS. They just always have fun ideas, and so when Labo came out, I said, 'we've got to do something with that.' So we did it," said Fallon.
The late-night talk show host also praised Nintendo Labo for encouraging people to build fun things and invent their own musical creations.
"We made a full-on band using Labo. I love that Nintendo does stuff like this. I mean what is this? Why would you even think of this? Only they could do something like this," said Fallon.
Frankie Grande Opens Up About 'No Tears Left To Cry'
In related news, Grande dropped "No Tears Left to Cry" last month. The track serves as the singer's first single since the Manchester bombing. Days after its release, Grande's older brother opened up about hearing the track for the first time.
"I first heard it a while ago. I was in the studio when she was recording it and I was there when she was writing it. It was magical. I was sitting in the studio with Ariana and Max and Savan, watching them write. When you're sitting in the studio with those three people, you know it's going to be good," said Frankie Grande.
The Big Brother alum also shared that "No Tears Left to Cry" was recorded first without the lyrics. Even before the words were attached to the melody, the track already had its own sparkle.