Ariana Grande's cute date for the AMAs revealed – her granny

Family is what matters most, Ariana Grande has shown. The One Last Time singer attended the American Music Awards on Sunday night – where she performed and accepted a prize – and turned the star-studded evening into a family affair as she took her grandmother as her date.

Nonna Grande, as she is affectionately called, was on hand to cheer her 22-year-old granddaughter to victory.

The pop princess was performing her new hit Focus on stage and had dear Nonna bopping along in the audience.


Ariana Grande turned the AMAs into a family affair, attending with her grandmother and older brother

When it was time to collect her award for Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Ariana gave a shout out to her hip and happening grandma, who was seated next to Ariana's older brother Frankie.

Addressing the crowds, the pint-sized singer gave her best Nonna Grande impression and explained how her grandmother had basically ensured her win.

Recalling Nonna's words, she mimicked: "Ariana I went on the computer. I voted, so I think you'll win."

Nonna Grande showed off her dancing skills alongside her 22-year-old granddaughter

She added: "I really have no idea what to say, I didn't think about this part. Oh my God, thank you so much, this is for my fans, I have the most incredible fans in the world."

"Thank you! Ew I'm crying," she laughed. "I love you guys so, so much. Thank you to my family, who's here tonight. I think I owe a lot of this to my Nonna, who made sure to remind me that she voted."

"I think I owe a lot of this to my Nonna, who made sure to remind me that she voted," said Ariana

Ariana and her grandma also shared a sweet moment, hugging and kissing when the songstress was crowned the winner, beating the likes of Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor in her category.

After their night out, Ariana shared a video on Instagram of the family driving home. A modest Nonna is heard saying "I really do photograph well" alongside a clip which Ariana captioned "#NonnasBigNight".

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