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Grande announced her plans to hold the benefit last Monday on Twitter telling here fans that "proceeds will benefit the victims and the families affected by the Manchester attack on May 22, 2017".

"We plan to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear".

The show is expected to bring in around $2.6 million.

Sunday's OneLove Manchester concert headlined by Arianna Grande to raise money for the causalities of the Manchester bombing attack has raked in revenue in excess of £12m.

Ariana Grande organized the benefit show after 22 people were killed outside her concert last month. "Manchester we're strong ... we're still singing our song", he sang with the audience of 50,000. "I love you guys so much, and I think the kind of unity you're displaying is the medicine the world needs right now". Other celebrities showed their support via a pre-recorded message.

Days before the event, which also featured Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Oasis' Liam Gallagher, among others, Perry wrote she was "humbled to be a part" of the event. Grande performed many of her hit songs. "I'm not going to let go of God", he said. "God is in the midst and he loves you and he's here for you", he added. "It's a place we all love".

After performing his Daft Punk collaboration "Get Lucky" and declaring "all we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Pharrell was joined on stage by Cyrus for a rendition of 2013 hit "Happy".

Usher also posted an Instagram video addressing the concert tragedy, which killed 22 people.

Less than 24 hours after Saturday night's terrorist attack in London Bridge, the concert was particularly poignant, with Marcus Mumford opening the night with a minute's silence before playing Timshel on his guitar.

  • Salvatore Jensen