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‘One Love Manchester’ Raises $12 Million


Jun. 5 2017, Updated 6:35 p.m. ET

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Ariana Grande along with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and 14 other artists united on stage Sunday evening to take part of the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert.

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In response of the Manchester bombing at her concert on May 22nd, Grande organized a benefit concert to aid the 22 people that were killed and 119 others that were injured in the attacks. The $2.6 million that was raised from the concert alone, will go towards funeral expenses and hospital bills for those who were affected.

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Live Nation covered the costs of the concert, according to The Daily Mail. Grande, along with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Marcus Mumford, Take That, Robbie Williams, Pharrell Williams, Victoria Money, The Black Eyed Peas, Imogen Heap, Mac Miller, Coldplay, and Liam Gallagher performed for free. Without having to factor in the cost of performance and venue fees, all the proceeds from the night are able to go directly to those who need it.

Grande also tweeted that Uber would match fares of those who took the taxi company to and from the concert. That way, those who were unable to drive or commute via subway would be able to take an Uber, knowing their fare would be matched and donated.

The British Red Cross said that they were able to raise $2.6 million during the time of the concert.

The total that was raised for the concert came out to be roughly $12 million. With different organizations raising money alongside the concert, the grand amount shows the world that together music can heal.

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