“TRL” is coming back, guys.
For one day only, Ariana Grande is bringing back the iconic MTV show with “Total Ariana Live,” hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway. On Wednesday, July 2, at 7 p.m., Ariana will bring her fans closer than ever with a stripped down version of her #1 hit “Problem.” She’ll also debut her new single, “Break Free,” as well as make a surprise announcement.
“It’s a huge honor to be able to bring back a show like ‘TRL,’ I used to love watching it growing up,” Ariana said in statement. “Can’t wait to celebrate with my loves in Times Square. Might have some surprises too…”
Sway will not only get details on Ariana’s highly anticipated sophomore album, he’ll also put her musical skills and knowledge to the test in a game called “Hip Hop Mix Up.” Each round, she will spin two giant wheels: one with song title and one in vocal styles (like Country or Valley Girl) where will then have to sing the song in the chosen style.
“Only one artist has the power to turn the lights back on at 1515 Broadway in the iconic ‘TRL’ studios, and that’s Ariana Grande,” said Charlie Walk, EVP, Republic Records. “The transformation to ‘Total Ariana Live’ represents her one-of-a-kind star power combined with MTV’s immense multimedia platform, setting the stage for the ultimate global partnership.”