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Ariana Grande has expressed her condolences over Saturday's deadly terrorist attack in London as she prepares to take the stage at a star-studded benefit concert to honour the victims of last month's suicide bombing in Manchester.

Everyone, from Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber to Katy Perry, promoted messages of love and unity when taking the stage.

She told the crowd: "I want to thank you for coming together and being so loving and strong".

The crowd of more than 50,000 fans inside Manchester's Emirates Old Trafford venue cheered her on as encouragement.

Sunday's "One Love Manchester" concert, to be held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground, comes the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, killing seven people.

This moving statement came from Miley Cyrus, who joined Pharrell Williams onstage for "Happy" ahead of her exquisite rendition of "Inspired", dedicated to everyone affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

The singers - some of whom were at the May 22 show when the tragedy occurred - came together to raise money and pay their respects through music with the tune.

One of the most powerful moments was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir performed Grande's "My Everything" with the singer.

"Manchester, we're gonna be all right", she yelled. She choked up towards the end of the song and had to pause and compose herself before singing the last few notes.

Up to 14,000 of those who attended Grande's May 22 concert, at which a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults, were given free tickets to attend yesterday's show, with some persuaded to attend by their affection for the pop star, and despite their very real concerns about security.

The fund "will help alleviate immediate suffering and ensure victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties", the British Red Cross explained in a tweet.

Grande is scheduled to perform a benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday night.

She also thanked the scores of "strong and unified" people who refused to let terror attacks stop them from living their lives.

It was here that Ariana tried to hold back tears, before continuing, "We had a totally different show planned and had a rehearsal but changed everything". "As singers you sing all the time, so even when something like this happens you want to express your emotions through song. All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Williams said.

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