Ariana Grande paid tribute to one of her idols on Fallon.

According to TMZ, Grande originally didn't want to perform on the show out of fear that she would be too emotional. Ariana wasn't even slated to sing on the show last night, but instead to play a game during her appearance—but after speaking with Questlove, she decided to dedicate a song to the Queen of Soul.

Backed by The Roots, the young pop singer belted out an emotional rendition of Franklin's 'Natural Woman" before reportedly breaking down in tears as she left the stage.

We think Aretha would be proud.

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