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Ariana Grande's label Universal donate $500k to Manchester fund

Universal Music Group, Ariana Grande’s record label, have generously donated half a million dollars to the ‘We Love Manchester Memorial Fund,’ ahead of the star's benefit concert tomorrow night (June 4).

The concert is set to pay homage to the victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place on May 22, after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Grande's Manchester Arena concert, killing 22 people and injuring 59 others as they were leaving the show.

Universal Music Group have issued a statement to say:

“The Universal Music Group global family is proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack."

Following the attack, Grande released a full statement, saying:

“I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”

The US pop star will perform in Manchester tomorrow night (June 4) at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which holds up to 50,000. Grande will be joined by the likes of Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy PerryPharrell WilliamsMiley Cyrus, Usher, Niall Horan and Mancunians, Take That.

Fans who attended Grande’s Manchester Arena show have been offered free tickets, but all general ticket sales and net proceeds will reportedly be donated to the British Red Cross for its Manchester Emergency Fund.

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