Ariana Grande gets emotional as she closes One Love Manchester concert

Ross Houston
June 5, 2017

"Would you agree that love always wins?"

"This night is the kind of thing the world really needs right now".

"Let the world hear your resilience", Pharrell Williams told a sell-out crowd of 50,000 who had gathered to remember victims of a May 22 suicide bomb attack on Grande's concert in the city.

"As soon as I met her I started crying and I gave her a big hug and she said I should stop crying because Olivia would have wanted me to stop crying", she said as she fought back tears.

He went on: 'I'll say this too about @ArianaGrande- she has a cracking voice.

Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Bieber, Katy Perry and Usher are also set to perform at the concert, as well as Grande's boyfriend, Mac Miller, who will duet with the songstress. "But love conquers fear and love conquers hate", she said.

The pop singer hosted the charity performance in honour of those touched by the tragic terror attacks in Manchester last month, which killed 29 and injured around 150. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before".

Take That took to the stage to get the crowd going before welcoming former band mate Robbie Williams.

Grande was emotional and teary-eyed throughout the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, which the British Red Cross said it raised more than $13 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, created for those affected by the attack at Grande's May 22 show.

In an emotional message on Twitter, the 23-year-old singer had announced: 'I'll be returning to the incredibly courageous city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to raise money for the victims and their families.

Mumford & Sons' frontman Marcus Mumford kicked off the One Love Manchester concert with a touching moment of silence at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, U.K., on Sunday. "Over 10,000 unscrupulous applications", however, were made for free tickets, Ticketmaster said, with people applying despite not having attended the original concert.

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