Ariana Grande returned Sunday to Manchester to honor the lives of those lost there. The One Love Manchester concert, held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, was Grande’s first appearance since a suicide bombing at her May 22 concert at the Manchester Arena killed 22 people, including children, and wounded dozens of others.
Grande took to the stage several times and had duets with several big names, including "Better Days" with Victoria Monét, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” with Miley Cyrus, “Where is the Love” with the Black Eyed Peas and her own tune “My Everything” alongside a local high-school choir, Parrs Wood High School Choir.
Tickets to the 50,000-capacity show sold out in minutes and organizers promised free entry for the 14,200 fans who attended Ariana Grande's original Manchester Arena show.
The British Red Cross said the One Love Manchester benefit raised more than £10 million ($13 million) for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, created for those affected by the attack.
Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons opened the show with "Timshel," followed by the Manchester pop group Take That. The benefit concert also featured performances by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas. Liam Gallagher, the former lead singer of Oasis, made a surprise appearance near the end of the show, performing several of the band’s hits.
Grande had suspended her world tour after the attack but is set to return to the road on June 7 with a show in Paris.