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Ariana Grande performs during 'Women Of Soul' event at the White House

The Nickelodeon star channeled R&B legend Whitney Houston while performing at the "Women Of Soul: In Performance At The White House" event on March 6.

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Veronica Linares
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WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Ariana Grande performed for the President of the United States during the Women Of Soul: In Performance At The White House concert on Thursday March 6th.

The 21-year-old Nickelodeon star belted out a soulful version of Whitney Houston's iconic ballad "I Have Nothing," as well as an emotional rendition of her own "Tattoed Heart" during the event.

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Other highlights of the event included performances by Jill Scott and Janelle Monae as well as host President Barack Obama misspelling the word "respect" during a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

You can check out Grande's performance in the clip below.

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