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 kicked off the show with a beautiful performance of ‘Timshel’.
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’.
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 and led 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 also performed ‘This Town’ and his latest single, ‘Slow Hands’.
English girl group Little Mix took the stage to perform their song, ‘Wings’.
Victoria Money (who has penned records for Fifth Harmony, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy and Ariana Grande) took the stage and let the crowd know that ‘Better Days’ were ahead.
No Fergie? No problem as Ariana Grande stepped in to perform with The Black Eyed Peas as they sung ‘Where Is The Love?’
Ariana and her boyfriend Mac Miller took the stage together and performed ‘The Way’.
“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 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.
All proceeds from the show will go directly to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ in partnership with the British Red Cross. an early estimated total was said that the concert raised 2.4 million