Ariana Grande paid tribute to late grandfather with Manchester closing number

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About 50,000 fans gathered in an act of defiance and strength for the sold-out One Love Manchester concert on Sunday.

He initially criticized her in response to a tweet that Katy Perry had sent out, arguing that it would have been nice for Ariana, 23, to have visited the injured victims just like The Queen had.

The comment section under his post was flooded with supportive messages from his fans, who told him they understood why he couldn't make it. "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". Somewhere Over the Rainbow'.

The Manchester concert comes the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, killing seven people.

Usher's absence from Sunday's One Love Manchester concert had some fans scratching their heads, but the singer had a good reason for not performing. She added Campbell's mother told her that her daughter would've "wanted to hear the hits", so Grande listened, and rejigged her setlist to include some more upbeat songs like "Side to Side". Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Mac Miller, and many more.

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"Sorry" singer Justin Bieber also paid tribute, saying: "I just want to take this moment to honour the people that were lost".

Around 10.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the charity concert, which was held in honour of the victims of the Manchester terror attack on 22 May.

"And she would say, 'Grandpa, I don't know if that would work on a pop album.' And he said, 'I promise you, it's gonna be a big hit. To the families, we love you so much".

A source said, "When it's all counted it should be enough to take care of the victims and their families", TMZ reports.

Back in 1996 when Manchester's own rock and roll heroes Oasis were at their peak, and this single was riding high in the charts, songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher was repeatedly asked what this song was about.

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