11 Heartwarming, Must-See Moments From Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert
From dancing security guards to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” these moments were so inspiring.
Just two weeks after a terrorist set off a bomb at her concert in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande returned to the city for a benefit concert featuring Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and the Black Eyed Peas.
Called “One Love Manchester,” an estimated 50,000 people showed up to the concert, which sold out tickets in six minutes and was watched by over 14 million people, just one of the many touching responses to the terror attack on May 22.
All proceeds from the concert went to supporting the families of the 22 individuals killed and more than 50 individuals who were injured when Salman Abedi set off an explosive device inside the arena just after the performance ended.
“I think that the kind of love, the unity that you’re displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now,” Grande told the crowd at the benefit show on Saturday.
The event raised more than $3 million for the Manchester Emergency Fund — run by the Red Cross, bringing donations since the attack over $12 million in total.
The concert itself featured more than a few tear-inducing moments, including emotional speeches by Justin Bieber, Jade, and Grande herself. It also featured dancing security guards, star-power duets, and an incredible set list.
Here are 11 of the best and brightest moments from One Love Manchester:
Injured fans were applauded as they entered the stadium:
Dancing security guards absolutely stole the show:
Jade gave an emotional speech before her performance of “Wings”:
Justin Bieber urged concertgoers to “fight evil with love”:
Niall Horan dedicated his song “This Town” to the city of Manchester:
Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus shared a moment on stage:
Chris Martin brought the crowd to tears with renditions of “Don’t Look Back in Anger” and “Fix You”:
The Black Eyed Peas threw it back with “Where Is the Love?”:
Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande teamed up for “Don’t Dream It’s Over”:
Ariana Grande ended the night with a note of hope, singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”: