AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande returned to Manchester on Sunday, June 4 to host a benefit concert, taking along some A-list musicians with her. From powerful performances to heartfelt and emotional tribute speech, the show undoubtedly moved millions of hearts. The "Side to Side" singer gathered every bit of her strength to prove that love can conquer hate at the concert benefiting victims of the bombing at her gig a few weeks ago.
"I wanna thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong," she opened the show with an emotional speech. "I think the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the kind of medicine the world needs right now. Thank you for coming tonight, I love you so much, thank you."
Sporting "One Love Manchester" sweatshirt, black heels and her signature ponytail, Ariana delivered powerful performance of "Be Alright" and "Break Free". She also teamed up with other artists to rock the stage. She joined her bestie Miley Cyrus to perform "Don't Dream It's Over" and stepped in to replace Stacy Ferguson a.k.a Fergie on a performance of "Where Is the Love" with Black Eyed Peas.
As one of the headliners, Justin Bieber definitely didn't disappoint us. Rocking a colorful hoodie, he walked onstage with an acoustic guitar. "It's an honor for me to be here," he delivered a brief emotional speech before strumming the guitar and singing renditions of his hit songs "Love Yourself" and "Cold Water".
Pharrell Williams lit up the show with his performance of "Happy" with Miley. They successfully made everyone dance to the music and sing along with them. Miley later took the stage again to perform a heartfelt rendition of "Inspired".
Another artist who took the stage to express her feelings over the tragedy was Katy Perry. Opening her set with a moving speech, she then proceeded to sing two songs titled "Part of Me" and powerful banger "Roar".
Later in the evening, Ariana was back onstage to assist Coldplay to perform a cover of Oasis' hit song "Don't Look Back in Anger". The British rock band then stole the night by performing two other songs, "Fix You" and their collaborative track with The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This".
To conclude the emotional gig, Ariana sang a heartfelt rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". She also invited all of the performers to join her onstage as she performed "One Last Time" while trying hard to hold back her tears.
Prior to the concert, Ariana's manager Scooter Braun said, "After the events [on Saturday] in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured and affected. We plan to honor them with courage, bravery and defiance in the face of fear. Today's 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose."
More than 50,000 people attended the show, and the money raised, which so far is listed at over $9 million, will go to the U.K. terror attack victims and their families.