Ariana Grande has officially re-released her 2015 hit “One Last Time,” with proceeds benefiting the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
The fund, which was set up by the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council, was created following the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22. The bombing left 22 dead and over 100 injured.
During the “One Love Manchester” benefit show this past Sunday, the British Red Cross announced that $3.5 million was raised during the telecast alone. This brought the total to more than $10 million.
Ariana’s set list on Sunday included her hits “Be Alright,” “Break Free,” and duets with Miley Cyrus, the Black Eyed Peas, boyfriend Mac Miller, and several members of the Parrs Wood High School Harmony Choir.
When the special rendition of “One Last Time” was performed, there was not a dry eye on or off stage.
The benefit concert was first announced by Ariana four days after the May 22 bombing. She shared the announcement on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, writing, “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. I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.”
In order to prepare for the Sunday benefit concert, Ariana canceled upcoming shows in Switzerland and London.
But the concert wasn’t the only thing Ariana did when she was back in Manchester this weekend.
She and her manager, Scooter Braun, spent a day meeting with injured fans at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Lauren Thorpe, whose daughter is in the hospital, told CNN, “All the children and parents were so happy she came. It’s helped everyone focus on all of the good and kindness of people rather than the hate.”
— karen mills (@karenmills75) June 2, 2017