Ariana Grande has topped the iTunes chart with her single One Last Time after fans launched a campaign to get the track to Number one in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. Grande, 23, was performing at Manchester arena when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive, killing 22 people and injuring dozens, on Monday night. People are also sharing clips of Grande singing the poignant song during the concert.
Justin Bieber scored a number one with his latest hit Despacito – but he clearly never learned the lyrics. The 23-year-old singer teamed up with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for the Spanish track but struggled to remember the words, or how to pronounce them, during a live show at 1Oak nightclub in New York City. Bieber replaced “Despacito” with “Dorito”, and any other word he could find to rhyme, before he gave up altogether on trying to remember the lyrics and instead improvised with “jabba jabba jabba”.
Put anti-homeless charity ambassador Dan Smith (Bastille frontman) and protest singer/veteran activist Billy Bragg on stage just before a general election, with an audience of 20-something-year-olds - in 2017 - and what do you get? Indeed the event, organised by Streets of London charity, was remarkable in offering some solace to the audience, so tangible was their weariness with their own impotency and their desperate need to believe in a better future. The atmosphere was even quasi-religious in its shared ideology - not least because it took place in the breathtaking Union Chapel, with a seated audience utterly captivated by the stripped-back performances and the gospel-esque backing vocals.
Tom Hardy has launched a fundraising page to support the victims of the Manchester terror attack. Hardy, 39, set up the JustGiving page to “raise some funds as a gesture of goodwill and love” for The British Red Cross because “the families and children will need support”. Twenty two people were killed and dozens were left injured after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive in the foyer of Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.