Manchester benefit concert raises over $9 million for victims and their families

Ariana Grande took the stage in Manchester last night in order to headline a benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester terror attack. She was joined by several other artists and celebrities. Over $9 million was raised at the event for the victims and their families.
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American pop star Ariana Grande went back on stage in Manchester on Sunday evening for a special benefit concert after the Manchester Arena terror attack in which 22 people were murdered. The suicide bombing occurred at the end of Grande’s concert at the venue. After the terror attack, Grande promised to return to the stage in the city in order to raise money for the victims and their families. The benefit concert was deemed a success after more than $9 million was raised.

“Manchester, I love you with all my heart,” Grande told her fans at the concert. During the performance, Grande talked about one of her fans who was murdered in the terror attack, 15-year-old Olivia Campbell-Hardy. The famous singer said that she met Olivia’s mom, who told her that she does not want to see the crowd crying during the benefit concert.

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Grande was joined by other stars such as her boyfriend rapper Mac Miller and singers Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Robbie Williams. Former soccer star David Beckham, who started his career in Manchester, addressed the audience via a pre-recorded video message: “Tonight is about remembering those who suffered so much on that night but also celebrating the spirit of this great city. It’s a place we all love.”



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