Amidst the terror attacks that recently occurred in London, Ariana Grande pushed through with her concert at Manchester two weeks after the horrific incident that caused the lives of 22 people and left hundreds other wounded. Hand in hand, the world stood together as one for this momentous event. The pop superstar gathered some of the biggest artists today in her successful return to the city of Manchester.
#OneLoveManchester filled the venue with emotional performances from Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Pharrell Williams, Liam Gallagher, and Niall Horan among others. Also present was Black Eyed Peas who made a moving performance of "Where Is The Love" alongside Ariana Grande!
Back in 2015, Miley Cyrus brought in Ariana Grande to her Backyard Concert Series for a duet of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over. Now, the two stars reunite at the #OneLoveManchester for another round of performance of the same song.
Miley Cyrus also made a touching tribute to the victims of Manchester attack victims with her new single "Inspired" and a duet of "Happy" with Pharell Williams.
Ariana Grande made an emotional performance of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" during her benefit concert for the Manchester attack victims held at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom.
The pop superstar moved her fans to tears as she sang the timeless ballad "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"! The "Into You" singer herself broke down towards the end but still managed to pick herself up and continue singing the song. Watch the video below:
The 23-year-old singer also performed her original song "One Last Time"!
Among the momentous highlights that transpired during Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” benefit concert was one that featured the performance by Coldplay and Liam Gallagher. It was a larger-than-life onstage collaboration wherein the latter joined the band to perform “Live Forever” by Oasis.
Liam Gallagher is a one of the notable members of Oasis and he is scheduled for a major concert here in Manila this August. Coldplay further upped the Oasis-inspired performance with their rendition of the legendary band's hit, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” with Ariana Grande.
Likewise, Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay also performed their own hit "Fix You" as a humble offering to unite the nation.
Justin Bieber made an emotional tribute to all the victims of the Manchester attack during the star-studded #OneLoveManchester show held at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.
Before he went on with his performance of "Love Yourself", the "Purpose" hitmaker delivered a message of hope for all the people gathered at the event.
"God is good is the midst of the evil. God is good in the midst of the darkness. He loves you."
"To the families, we love you so much. Put both hands up to honor those people right now," he added. Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, you can also check out his performance of "Cold Water" below:
Wearing an all-white ensemble, Katy Perry took the stage during the #OneLoveManchester benefit concert held at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket grounds.
Before she went on with her performance, the "Bon Appétit" singer delivered a powerful message, "It's not easy to always choose love, is it, especially in moments like these right? It can be the most difficult thing to do. But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And this love that you choose will you give you strength and it's our greatest power".
She also addressed the crowd and everyone watching at home to do a simple yet moving act that she termed as exercise of love, "I encourage you to choose love even when it's difficult. Let no one take that away from you!"
Watch the stripped-down version of "Part Of Me" below:
Katy Perry also pumped up the crowd with a powerful performance of "Roar".
Niall Horan also performed his latest single "Slow Hands", which he dedicated to all the victims and everyone in attendance. Watch it here:
Little Mix was among the many performers during Ariana Grande's #OneLoveManchester benefit concert. Apart from delivering a powerful and beautiful performance of their hit, “Wings”, the girls gave a short yet empowering speech before their number - saying that everybody should “stand together and to not let anything bring them down”.
But despite giving their support for the benefit show, Little Mix was still slammed for what some thought as inappropriate outfits for the event's purpose - a tribute to the victims of the terror attack.
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