Over 45,000 fans in attendance and millions around the world watched as some of music’s biggest names like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Usher, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus and more came together for an important cause.

The ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert came together to pay tribute to victims of the horrific terrorist attack that killed 22 people and injured more than 100 people at Manchester Arena on May 22nd, the site of Ariana Grande’s concert.

Marcus Mumford, from Mumford and Sons, kicked off the show with a beautiful performance of ‘Timshel’.

 

 

Iconic English pop group Take That took the stage and performed ‘Giants’, ‘Rule the World’ and were joined by the Manchester crowd in a rousing rendition of ‘Let It Shine’.

 

 

UK’s own Robbie Williams lost his voice towards the end of his performance, but the crowd had his back as he sung ‘Angels’.

 

 

Pharrell took the stage and performed his hit ‘Get Lucky’ and was joined by Miley Cyrus to lead the crowd in an uplifting performance of ‘Happy’.

 

 

Miley also performed ‘Inspired’, a song she wrote for her dad Billy Ray Cyrus.

 

 

Niall Horan also took the stage and had some kind words for Ariana and the Manchester crowd. He performed ‘This Town’ and his latest single, ‘Slow Hands’.

 

 

One of my personal highlights from the show was when English girl group Little Mix performed their song, ‘Wings’.

 

 

Singer-songwriter Victoria Monet (who has penned records for Fifth Harmony, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy and Ariana Grande) joined Ari to let the crowd know that ‘Better Days’ were ahead.

 

 

No Fergie? No problem! Ariana Grande stepped in to perform with The Black Eyed Peas as they sung ‘Where Is The Love?’

 

 

To the delight of the Manchester crowd, Ariana and her boyfriend Mac Miller performed their collaboration ‘The Way’ together.

 

 

“She’s been my inspiration since I was 11 years old”

That’s what Ariana Grande said about the Imogen Heap, who performed ‘Hide and Seek’.

 

 

One of the performances that fans were hoping to see Sunday night was Ariana & Miley singing Crowded Houses’ 1980’s hit ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, and the ladies didn’t disappoint!

 

 

Dressed all in white, Katy Perry performed two of her hits, ‘Part Of Me’ and ‘Roar’!

 

 

An emotional Justin Bieber reminded the Manchester crowd that, “God is good in the midst of darkness…Love always wins.” He then performed ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Cold Water’.

 

 

I have to admit a little bias here, as Chris Martin of Coldplay had me in tears with his performances of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ and ‘Fix You’, two beautiful songs.

 

 

 

In what can only be described as an incredible moment in music history, Liam Gallagher from Oasis took the stage with Chris Martin and Coldplay to sing ‘Live Forever’.

 

 

There were a number of celebrities who couldn’t attend the benefit concert in Manchester but they made their presence known by appearing in a powerful video montage, ‘We Stand With Manchester’.

Watch as Paul McCartney, DJ Khaled, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kendall Jenner, Chance the Rapper and more address the Manchester crowd.

 

 

To close out the show, Ariana was joined on stage by all of the night’s performers, and as you can imagine she was very emotional. But, the Manchester crowd lifted her up and helped her through performances of ‘One Last Time’ and ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ to close out the show.

 

 

There were some concerns that the show would not go as planned after London was hit with another violent attack late Saturday night which killed 7 people in addition to the 3 attackers who were shot by police.

Ariana’s manager Scooter Braun put any doubt of that to rest with this message on social media…

 

 

 

Fans who attended the show last Monday were offered free tickets to this show.

All proceeds from the show will go directly to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ in partnership with the British Red Cross.

If you would like to donate to the “We Love Manchester” Emergency Fund please click here.

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