Emotional One Love Manchester Benefit Raises $3 Million, Draws Massive Audience
Emotional One Love Manchester –Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Marcus Mumford, Take That, Robbie Williams, Pharrell Williams, Imogen Heap, Liam Gallagher (who afterwards blasted his brother Noel for not attending the show, held in the town they were born and raised), former One Direction member Niall Horan, the Black Eyed Peas (without Fergie) and Little Mix took to a quickly constructed stage for a quickly organized benefit concert, One Love Manchester. Less than two weeks ago, a terrorist bombing took place outside of the nearby Manchester Arena, precisely timed to the ending of a concert by Grande that evening, killing 22 and wounding dozens. The concert also came one day after an attack at London Bridge killed seven and injured 48.
The concert, which sold out with an attendance of around 50,000, raised over $3 million for the Manchester Emergency Fund.
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) June 4, 2017
Its broadcast drew the largest television audience of any program so far this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, peaking with 14.5 million viewers, or 49.3 percent of overall viewers. The concert was also streamed online on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook (those viewership numbers hadn’t been made available at the time of this writing).