Ariana Grande has released a live recording of her emotional performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow as a single, with proceeds from sales of the track going to charity. Grande performed the famous Wizard of Oz song at the end of Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert she organised following a suicide bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.
Those who attended Grande’s original show were offered free tickets and some injured fans left their hospital beds to attend. She also visited victims of the attack at a local hospital.
Some 50,000 people attended the concert. Many in the crowd were moved to tears by performances that included a duet between Grande and a local school choir.
Grande’s single One More Time was also re-released following the attack, with some of the proceeds going towards the Red Cross Fund. It is currently in the running for the number one spot in the UK singles chart.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, with artwork based on the One Love Manchester logo, became available to download on Spotify on Wednesday.