Ariana Grande Wins Best New Artist at the 2013 American Music Awards & Wows Lady Gaga with Performance

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arianagrande-amas-112513Ariana Grande had a big night at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday.

The 20-year-old took the stage during the awards show where she kicked it off with a short a capella version of “The Way.” She then transitioned into a beautiful version of her song “Tattooed Heart” complete with doowop backup singers. Ariana’s performance wowed the crowd and even earned a standing ovation from none other than Lady Gaga!

Ariana returned to the stage later in the night to accept the award for Favorite New Artist. She made sure to thank her fans even though she was nervous. Thankfully her mom made her a list so she could remember who to thank!

Congrats Ariana on your big night. Watch her speech and performance below. Ariana is also pictured at the Empire State Building on Monday.