WATCH: Ariana Grande praised for her strength in first TV interview since Manchester Arena attack

The pop star appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show in the US.

Ariana Grande on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

by Victoria Glover |
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Ariana Grande looked emotional as she gave her first TV interview since the terror attack at Manchester Arena to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

The pop star featured on the hit U.S talk show where she revealed details of her upcoming new album 'Sweetener' which will be released in the summer.

She also announced the names of a few tracks which feature on the record, including 'Raindrops', 'The Light is Coming' and 'God is a Woman that I Love'.

The interview took a more serious tone towards the end when Fallon changed the subject to the night of the 22nd May 2017 when 22 people died when a suicide bomber targeted her Dangerous Woman Tour concert at Manchester Arena.

Ariana fought back tears as the chat show host complimented her strength in the aftermath of the attack. Jimmy said: "I haven't seen you in over a year, since the tragic events that happened in Manchester. I know it's tough for everybody, tough for fans and tough for you. I know you haven't done any interviews and I understand that but I just wanted to say thank you for coming on our show, for being strong and for entertaining and going back to Manchester and doing a benefit - that was awesome of you.

"I just think you're so strong and so cool.

"You wrote an essay online and I want to read a couple of lines from it. You said 'we won't let hate win, our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before."

Two days before the anniversary of the arena attack, Ariana will play at the Billboard Music Awards.

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