Ariana Grande’s emotional rendition of the Judy Garland classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” has been released as a charity single, two days after the singer closed her One Love Manchester benefit concert with the song.
Katy Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams also performed with Ariana at the gig last weekend to raise £2 million for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack last month.
The 50,000-strong crowd also held a minute’s silence to remember the 22 people who were killed in an explosion after Ariana’s concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22. The star-studded gig was also held after last Saturday night’s terrorist attack on London Bridge, in which Australians Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden were killed.
Fans of Ariana campaigned on social media for Ariana’s performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to become a charity single, and it’s now been released to streaming services Spotify and Apple Music, with other online stores expected to follow.
Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and the British Red Cross, UK media are reporting.
Watch Ariana’s emotional performance below: