Grande to Return to Stage Sunday for Manchester Benefit Show

One, who was at Grande's show on May 22, wore a shirt dedicated to a friend who died in the Manchester attack.

The singer, who was ending a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", covered her mouth to cry.

Twenty-two people were killed and more than 100 wounded when Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device in the Arena foyer as fans were departing. "Put your hand up if you're not going to let go".

Grande said: "She told me Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits".

Last week, a press release said Usher would be taking the stage in addition to Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Take That and Pharrell Williams. "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity".

Announcing his apology to his 5.82 million Twitter following, Piers tweeted: "I misjudged you, Ariana Grande & I apologise. To the families, we love you so much".

The sombre cause that the concert was being held to benefit was never far from the crowd's mind. Introduced by her manager Scooter Braun as "one of the bravest people I know", Grande took the stage and performed her songs "Be Alright" and "Break Free", singing the lyrics "I'm stronger than I've been before" with particular glee.

Officials tightened security for Sunday's concert.

Grande surprised young fans injured in last month's attack with a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday.

The 23-year-old singer could not hold back her tears.

Emotions ran high as the pair performed the song at the One Love Manchester concert, which was watched by millions. The British Red Cross also has a fund for Manchester, as well as a larger one for all terrorist incidents across the United Kingdom.

The "Swish Swish" singer's stunning white dress during Sunday's benefit concert included photos of the 22 people killed during the bombing.

Williams then gave the stage to a video tribute from U2, performing onstage in the USA, with a brief speech from Bono that culminated with him saying, "There is no end to grief, that's how we know there is no end to love".