Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Raises Millions

Melody Ballard | 08 June, 2017, 11:11

Grande performed on Sunday at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Sunday's One Love Manchester concert took on added brevity and bravery, considering that it was just one day after another terrorist attack in London killed seven people and injured almost 50 on Saturday night at the London Bridge and Borough Market.

Speaking of the Manchester Arena atrocity's youngest victims, he said on the night: "Those children who had their tomorrows ripped away from them, we owe it to them to be fearless - they demand our bravery".

Grande performed many of her hit songs.

It was also announced on Wednesday (June 7) that the singer's heartbreaking rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" will be released as a charity single. Manchester's city symbol is a bee, and in the wake of the attack on Ariana's concert on 22 May (17) residents flocked to get a bee tattoo to show solidarity with the victims.

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In symbolic finale, Grande brought everyone on stage for a teary performance of "One Last Time", the last song she performed the night of the attacks in Manchester before people started leaving the arena. "So happy to see that last night's concert in Manchester proved that love always prevails. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the kind of medicine that the world really needs right now". I encourage you to choose love, even when it's hard.

Ariana was joined at the concert by Take That, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Liam Gallagher.

Scooter Braun has opened up on the challenges of organising the One Love benefit concert - and hailed Manchester as the "hero" of the show.

"We love every single love of you", will.i.am told the Emirates Old Trafford crowd.

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