Ariana Grande Honors Late Grandpa at 'Stand Up to Cancer'

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Ariana Grande sang her heart out in honor of her late grandfather at the 'Stand Up to Cancer' telethon on Friday. Grande's grandpa passed away just a few weeks ago following a long battle with cancer, making her performance even more meaningful. She belted out her new hit song, 'My Everything,' in honor of him.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen produced the 'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast for the second year in a row. The money raised supports 'cross-disciplinary research toward new cancer treatments.'

Ariana Grande tweeted the following message before she dedicated 'My Everything' to her late grandfather.

It was clearly a very painful experience for the young singer and actress. Following her performance she spilled her guts on Twitter.

In addition to Ariana Grande, 'Stand Up to Cancer' featured performances from Jennifer Hudson, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Lupe Fiasco, and Common.

Hopefully Ariana Grande's performance in honor of her late grandfather proved cathartic. Grief is a powerful emotion, but singing from the heart is a powerful release. Maybe some of her grief floated away as she belted out her latest hit song.

Did you catch Ariana Grande or any of the other acts that performed at 'Stand Up to Cancer' on Friday evening?

You can check out Ariana's performance below.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.