Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert goes on

Posted June 06, 2017

USA pop singer Ariana Grande headlined a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday that was both joyful and mournful, in aid of victims of the bombing that rocked the city last month, as security fears ran high after attackers in London killed seven people.

She paid tribute to the victims with an all-star affair in the city with the help of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher and others.

Ariana Grande and her music industry friends gathered last night to put on an incredible show for the One Love Manchester concert.

"Manchester we're strong ... we're still singing our song", he sang with the audience of 50,000.

The producer/rapper was quick to quash the rumours that he mistook Manchester for London.

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He also teamed up with Miley Cyrus for a rendition of his uplifting Happy after telling the Manchester crowd, "I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this building".

The benefit concert has been a star-studded and emotional affair, with heartfelt speeches from performers like Pharrell and Miley Cyrus.

"I love you Manchester", she yelled to the crowd. We love you so much. "We want everyone to stand strong".

"We need to fight, we need to show that nobody is going to beat us".

Less than two weeks ago, a terrorist bombing took place outside of the nearby Manchester Arena, precisely timed to the ending of a concert by Grande that evening, killing 22 and wounding dozens.

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There was an overwhelming feeling of strength and unity at the One Love Manchester concert yesterday, and there was one group of people in particular that were shown fantastic support as they arrived at the venue.

The concert also will be broadcast on more than 130 iHeartRadio stations, and MTV will livestream the event on the website www.onelovemanchester.mtv.com.

And it came after another terror attack in London last night in which seven people were killed and almost 50 injured after three men drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge and set upon people in a crazed knife rampage. "But because of you we can now represent through this as a world wide community that we will be ready, we will be fearless we will be great and we will honor our children".

Grande posted on Instagram about the visit, showing her chatting with a young girl in the hospital.

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