Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Benefit Concert Raised 12 Million Dollars & Counting
In efforts to support the victims of her Manchester concert terrorist bombing, Ariana Grande‘s hosted One Love benefit brought out mega-stars and generated proceeds of 12 million dollars thus far.
Upon announcing the benefit show, tickets sold out for Ariana’s Manchester return in six-minutes. Taking place yesterday (Sunday) at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Grande headlined the show filled with fellow pop culture mega-stars in support of the latest terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.
With 21,000 in attendance plus the millions watching all over the world. The superstar line-up includes Grande, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, and Niall Horan.
Sources involved in organizing the concert tell TMZ, the count right now is $12 million, but they expect it to go higher … millions higher. Pledges of donations came in from both fans and brands. Grande’s record label, Universal Republic pledged $500k in support of the event to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. Artist such as Justin Timberlake and Eminem raised 2 million dollars alone in support of the victims through various charitable organizations. Fans and supporters were also able to donate through text messaging with the option to donate $5 dollars via text to the British Red Cross. As donation continue to file in, it is expected that the total will largely exceed the current $12 million dollar report.
The benefit concert was televised on ABC through Ryan Seacrest production, also streamed via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Iheartmedia, and BBC Worldwide.
There is currently no word on if Ariana Grande will continue on with her world tour at press time.