One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande returns for benefit concert

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The 23-year-old pop singer valiantly returned to the city weeks after the tragic suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 22 people in the Manchester Arena following her May 22nd concert.

The enormous One Love Manchester benefit gig was an emotional event for everybody involved, with a whole host of stars delivering a stack of heartfelt hits. "Love spreads", the message read.

"Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this", singer Gary Barlow said. "God is in the midst and he loves you and he's here for you".

She also talked about meeting the mother of 15-year-old victim, Olivia Campbell, who died in the attack. "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Williams said.

Miley also gave an inspirational speech.

The show was a mix of gaiety and somber reflection-fans could at times be seen jumping for joy, while others, holding banners saying "for our angels", could be seen wiping away tears. Laughing, Grande then said: "Then she told me that Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits" before launching into "Side To Side". 'She's proved she's a good role model by putting all this together, ' Miley said.

"So happy she came i could burst!" He said: "Seeing you guys coming together was a sight to behold, we love you, we are with you, the whole world is watching".

Sunday's concert was held on the eve of the first funeral of Manchester attack victims.

One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande returns for benefit concert
One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande returns for benefit concert

Coldplay were also a crowd favorite, performing well-known songs like "Viva La Vida" and "Fix You". In the end, as the concert's theme enforced, love always wins.

"(God) loves you and he's here for you. 'There's a better way to fight evil with evil - to fight evil with good.

The singer was joined onstage by members of Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Choir, which included survivors of the bombing, which took place after her concert in Manchester on 22 May (17), for a performance of her song My Everything, and she comforted one young singer who appeared to be overcome with emotion onstage.

Ariana and Chris Martin sang "Don't Look Back In Anger" - the song made famous by Mancunian band Oasis.

Coldplay took to the stage to perform hits like "Fix You" and "Viva La Vida", before Manchester's own Liam Gallagher surprised the crowd with a set including "Rock "N" Roll Star".

'I won't be forgetting that night ever.

The British Red Cross told HuffPost on Monday that people around the world donated $2.7 million by texting the word "LOVE" to 70507 during the Sunday concert, which triggered a £5 ($6.50) donation.

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