Ariana Grande brought out NSYNC during her set at Coachella and fans thought it was a bigger moment than the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Ariana Grande loves her 90s references. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
  • Ariana Grandeteased an appearance from NSYNC before her Coachella performance, and she delivered.
  • The four current members of the 90s band appeared alongside her to perform one of their biggest hits “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”
  • Grande is a big fan of 90s references. She channeled “Clueless” with an updated version of Cher’s iconic plaid outfit on her most recent tour.
  • Fans went wild for the NSYNC collaboration, with many being impressed at the vocals and dance moves.
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If you’re an avid watcher of Ariana Grande’s social media, you may have noticed her dropping hints about 90s boy band NSYNC in the few days ahead of her Coachella set.

And on the night she delivered. Grande brought four of the five original NSYNC band members – minus Justin Timberlake – to perform one of their biggest hits “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”

Just before the set, the band tweeted a photo of them hanging out with Grande, with the caption “Tune in now.”

As well as bringing the nostalgia back for everyone in the audience with the song, Grande and the band also nailed the 90s choreography.

Grande makes no mistake of referencing 90s culture. In her recent tour, she channeled “Clueless” with an updated version of Cher’s iconic plaid outfit.

Read more: Ariana Grande channeled her inner Cher from ‘Clueless’ in one of 6 outfits from her new tour^tfw

On social media, people loved the throwback, and praised JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass for their voices and harmonies. Some were sad Justin Timberlake wasn’t present, but many said it was great seeing the others have their time to shine.^tfw

One fan even said that the collaboration was a bigger moment than the series premiere of “Game of Thrones.”^tfw

Despite some initial confusion about Grande’s choice of duet partners, it’s clear she is a big fan herself, which brought the performance to life.