Ariana Grande One Love Manchester, Ariana Grande’s benefit concert May 4, 2017. The concert was a tribute to the victims of the terrorist bombing at Grande’s concert May 22, 2017 outside the Manchester Arena. Less than a week following the terrorist attacks that left 22 people dead and dozens injured, Ariana Grande and her manager Scooter Braun set up a benefit concert with a remarkable lineup.
Sunday night’s benefit concert reached millions, with over 12 million viewers streaming live online. Among the artists that attended One Love Manchester were Mac Miller, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Chris Martin, Katy Perry, Victoria Monet, Cold Play and others.
Ariana Grande’s optimistic message was conveyed to victims and their families through music. The Black Eyed Peas joined Ariana on stage to sing, “Where is the Love.” By eliminating fear and hatred, the Black Eyed Peas united the audience. With the recent attacks that have occurred in Europe within the last week, both in Manchester and London. Where pedestrians walking across the London Bridge were struck by a van going 55 miles per hour. Grande and the Black Eyed Peas united the audience to overcome fear.
Following the fear Manchester inhibited, Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus also performed “Happy” in an exciting duet. Together their joy and optimism brought the crowd to a sense of well-being.
The night highlighted comfort for victims of the Manchester attack. By bringing together people and good music Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert raised over 12 million euros. Revenue for donations came from ticket sales and over 10 million euros from pledges worldwide.
The night ended with Ariana Grande walking back on stage to sing “Over the Rainbow” as tribute to the victims of Manchester. One Love Manchester delivered hope and defiance to the audience, while also encouraging the audience to embrace the power of unity through love, and reject hatred.