Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Raises Over $13 Million


Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and more all performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert this weekend, raising over $3 million to support the victims and families affected in the tragic bombing this May.

Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, the Black Eyed Peas and Pharrell took to the stage and the 52-year-old presenter couldn't deny that Ariana put on a "magnificent" show at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

The Red Cross in a statement Monday said that almost $13 million has been raised for the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" since a suicide bombing at the end of Grande's May 22 show in the city. "We need to show we are not scared", he said. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before".

"The kind of love and unity that you're displaying is the medicine the world really needs right now", Grande told the crowd at one point during the show. One Love Manchester was also broadcast live on social media and standard broadcast networks across the globe and went on despite a second suspected terror attack that took place in London Saturday evening. "Everyone getting back on their feet, I am so proud of you", she proclaimed.

She ended the night with a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

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"I just want to take this moment to honour the people that were lost, that were taken".

There were several emotional moments throughout the event.

Ariana Grande made her courageous return to Manchester over the weekend following last month's bombings outside of her concert that left 22 dead and dozens injured. The attack left a gruesome scene, injuring more than 20 dead an roughly 50 more injured at a concert predominantly attended by young girls and their parents.

Grande invited the members of a local high school choir (many of whom were present at her first show) to perform with her on stage.

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