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Ariana Grande Went From Watching Barbra Streisand In Concert As A Kid To Performing With Her Onstage

"Cherishing this moment forever," Grande wrote after the duet.

Posted on August 7, 2019, at 11:39 a.m. ET

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Pop star Ariana Grande experienced a major full-circle moment Tuesday night.

After an incredible year that has already seen her win her first Grammy, accomplish a feat last set by the Beatles, and release one of 2019's bestselling albums, Grande's dreams came true as she performed with the legendary Barbra Streisand.

The two performed "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," the 1979 No. 1 duet that originally also featured Donna Summer, during the Chicago stop of Streisand's tour at the United Center.

Barbra Streisand & Ariana Grande perform #NoMoreTears (Enough is Enough), a 1979 hit duet recorded by Streisand & Donna Summer from the album โ€œWetโ€ at United Center in Chicago ๐Ÿ“ธ #Streisand ๐Ÿ‘‰https://t.co/rBbmcQQAGn #BarbraStreisand #ArianaGrande @BarbraStreisand @ArianaGrande

After their duet, Grande posted a photo of the two on Instagram with the caption, "cherishing this moment forever."

But what made this special moment even more significant is the fact that Grande once attended a Streisand concert in 2006, long before she became a chart-topping pop star herself.

At the time, Grande (below) would've been around 12 years old as she watched one of her idols onstage. Just look at her eyes, so full of wonder!

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The blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment happened right after Streisand performed her classic song "People" in the CBS special Streisand: Live in Concert, where you can catch a glimpse of Grande looking teary-eyed after witnessing a music legend perform. The special, released in 2009, was taped in 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, which is not too far from Grande's hometown of Boca Raton, Florida.

Here's a sampling of the many stars who attended that night in Florida.

Oprah

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Ben Stiller

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Kenny G

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Al Sharpton

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Katie Couric

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Nancy Pelosi

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Tom Hanks

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Sting

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Hugh Jackman

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Gloria Estefan

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Bill Clinton

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And Hillary Clinton

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So basically, Grande was among her people โ€” music royalty and the US elite; she just didn't know it at the time.

Grande's fans loved the full-circle moment Tuesday night.

Ariana Grande went from watching Barbra Streisand performing live as a little girl to performing right along with her. A full circle moment for two pop queens

the amount of times sheโ€™s gone from watching someone to performing with them is...... insane. sheโ€™s really doin it all. https://t.co/fsyzwwTYrh

i love the way the universe works https://t.co/PTUAwX0xxV

Congrats, Ari, on achieving yet another dream.

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