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Hazel Gray
June 6, 2017

Helmed by a tearful Ariana Grande, the crowd and the world watched as top acts performed honest tributes in honor of the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester, raising more than $9 million for the British Red Cross.

U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande headlined a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday, June 4, that was both joyful and mournful, in aid of victims of the bombing that rocked the city last month, as security fears ran high after attackers in London killed seven people.

Grande enlisted some of music's biggest names for the benefit concert, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher.

It was a touching tribute that we'll be honest, brought tears to our eyes. "God is in the midst and he loves you and he's here for you". Put one finger in the air if you're about oneness and togetherness. "To the families, we love you so much". I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity we're displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now.

During the show Grande duetted with Miley Cyrus on Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over and was joined on stage by her boyfriend Mac Miller as they performed their collaboration The Way and Miller's track Dang!

The singer played tracks including Be Alright, Side To Side and Break Free during the charity concert after the mother of one of the teenage victims said her daughter would have wanted to hear the hits. "We want everyone to stand strong". The 50,000-strong crowd emotionally sang along and waved their lit-up phones as they mouthed the song's powerful lyrics.

The event came just hours after a terror attack in London Bridge on Saturday night in which seven people were killed and 48 injured. Authorities have said the attack started with a van plowing into pedestrians and then involved three men using large knives to attack people in bars and restaurants at a nearby market.

One user tweeted: "What a lovely cutaway". Other performers included Little Mix, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Victoria Monet.

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