Canada’s Justin Bieber was filled with emotion while performing in front of 50,000 people at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
Bieber, 23, paid tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing during his set on Sunday, June 4. “I just want to honour those who were lost, those that were taken from us,” a teary Bieber said. “We love you so much, to the families we love you so much. Put both hands up to honour those people right now.”
The Canadian singer performed acoustic renditions of his hit songs “Love Yourself” and “Cold Water” at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
Safety concerns for the show were heightened after several attacks in London left seven dead and 48 injured the day before the concert. Despite worries, Grande’s manager Scooter Braun and the Greater Manchester Police said the show would go on as a show of resilience.
All proceeds from the concert are going to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund to help victims and families of the Manchester Arena bombing. The show is expected to raise around $2.6 million with help from performers like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell, Coldplay and more.