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Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit

That in itself was incredibly effective, as he got nearly the entire crowd to sing along to some of his hits.

One of the most powerful moments of the concert was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir sang Grande's "My Everything" with the singer.

She joined Coldplay to perform Oasis hit Don't Look Back In Anger, recalling how city centre crowds had spontaneously burst into a rendition of the song in the days after the Manchester bombing.

"I don't want to feel or hear or see any fear in this building", United States singer Pharrell Williams told the crowd as he led them in a rendition of his hit single Happy.

Introducing her song "Side to Side", Grande said she'd recently met with the mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, who died in the bombing.

"They demand our bravery, and I want to thank you once again for coming out here today and opening up our call that hatred will never win, fear will never divide us because on this day we all stood with Manchester".

While a fourth lamented: "Can't believe Will.I.Am walked on stage and said hi London how could he get that one wrong". "The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you've shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday".




Scooter said: "This tragedy has made us all throw away our divides, our differences, our politics, our adult nature and look to our children".

Coldplay were also a crowd favorite, performing well-known songs like "Viva La Vida" and "Fix You".

Ariana also performed "The Way" in a duet with her rapper boyfriend Mac Miller.

"I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this building. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the kind of medicine that the world really needs right now". We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly. Williams serenaded the crowd with his song Strong, changing the words to, "Manchester we're strong". She choked up towards the end of the song and had to pause and compose herself before singing the last few notes.

It was a ideal and touching ending to a star-studded concert that paid tribute to Manchester, as well as those affected by June 3's London attack.

On Saturday night seven people were killed and almost 50 injured after three men drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge and set upon people in a crazed knife rampage.

The Black Eyed Peas were joined by Grande for a special version of their hit "Where Is The Love", dedicated to the city of Manchester.

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