Grande honors Manchester victims

Grande returned to the stage in the northern city after 22 people were killed in a suicide attack at the Manchester Arena, where she was performing.

Images of the Manchester victims comprised the design on the back of the dress, which formed the shape of a heart, reported Variety.

She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free".Ariana Grande performs during the "One Love Manchester" benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Sarah Stones, 25, from Salford, Greater Manchester, came "very, very close to cancelling" - but said she was reassured by the heavy police presence.

Her latest album "Witness" releases this Friday.

"Seeing you guys coming together was a sight to behold, we love you, we are with you, the whole world is watching", he told the crowd.

The concert featured artists such as Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Mac Miller, The Black Eyed Peas and Miley Cyrus.

Speaking ahead of their performance on "This Morning" earlier this week, Natasha said they wanted to do as much as they could to help the victims of the terrorist attack.

The benefit concert held in the wake of the Manchester attack turned into a night of unity, healing and joy for 50,000 music fans. Grande told the audience that her song selection was influenced by the mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, who died in last month's bombing. "The love that we have here is the medicine that we need right now". Before her performance, she and her dancers held hands in solidarity.Fellow Disney alum Miley Cyrus also joined Grande on stage for a performance of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over". "We were there in Manchester (arena) as well, I was hit". Sunday night's One Love Manchester concert was the most watched program this year on British television.

"Good even Manchester", singer Gary Barlow screamed.

The concert had a somber tone as it was a day after seven people were killed and 48 injured when three men drove into a crowd and began attacking people with knives in London. Yet, 22-year-old Halsey's statement made the most impact: "It doesn't matter about faith, race, class or life experience, when a bunch of people get together and they can all relate to one thing - their love for music - something attractive happens", the singer proclaimed.

Fans seemed to have forgotten any lingering fears about security towards the end of the evening, with a lively crowd of middle-aged fans singing "Tonight, I'm a rock and roll star" as they made their way out of the stadium.

  • Leroy Wright