Coldplay Brings Out Surprise Guest Ariana Grande At Global Citizen Festival: Watch
Chris Martin had the tough but fun task of curating Global Citizen Festival 2015, the music event that brings awareness to global poverty in hopes of eradicating it by 2030. He did a pretty good job on his own — remember, Beyonce ended up singing with Pearl Jam and Ed Sheeran last night. But for Coldplay‘s own set, he was consulted by his kids Apple and Moses.
“I said, who would be the awesomest person and sing with us?” he said. “And after weeks of deliberation, the amazing young singer that’s coming out to sing with us today — and she’s had to move around her whole thing to come around and do it — is Ariana Grande.”
Chris and Ariana sang “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” written by “the handsomest man in the world” Harry Styles — Chris’ words, of course. Coldplay said on Twitter that their keys broke one minute before taking the stage, which meant that Chris and Ariana sang this piano-driven My Everything ballad on acoustic guitar instead. But the crowd cheered all the same, especially when Ariana hit those big notes. Nice work, Apple and Moses.
Watch Chris Martin and Ariana Grande’s surprise duet below.