Ariana Grande Releases “Over the Rainbow” As Manchester Benefit Single
Ariana Grande's rendition of "Over The Rainbow" is one for the books.
On Sunday, Grande hosted the One Love Manchester benefit concert which paid tribute to the victims affected by the unfortunate suicide bombing. The Manchester Arena featured appearances by Mac Miller, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Pharrell. According to Billboard, Grande performed some of her best hits including: "Be Alright," "Love Me Harder," "The Way," and "Break Free." However, she ended her set with a heartfelt cover of the Wizard of Oz's "Over The Rainbow."
The "Side To Side" singer has now released "Over The Rainbow" as a Manchester benefit single. She also re-released "One Last Time" as a charity single. "One Last Time" is already climbing it's way through the Billboard charts. According to Billboard, more than $13 million has been raised for the Manchester benefit fund. They also said, "The U.S. pop singer's "One Last Time" (Republic) was downloaded 15,000 times in the 24 hours after Sunday's all-star concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, according to the Official Charts Company, and it's now challenging Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" for the weekly chart crown."
The 23-year-old pop empress released a powerful statement on Friday regarding the unfortunate event. She said, "We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win.From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was intended to be a safe space for my fans. A place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves...this will not change that. They [The victims] will be on my mind and in my heart every day, and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life."
Round of applause for Ariana, and her selfless acts of kindness.