2017 has been a tragic year not just in the music industry but for those at every corner of the planet. Music is meant to bring us together but sometimes there are those who try to change the meaning of the artform causing widespread panic and suffering.
On May 22nd, 2017 an innocent event turned into chaos as terror swept across the city of Manchester during Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman Tour’. An improvised explosive killed twenty-two and left many injured many of whom were just children and teenagers. What caused tragedy also brought us together in unity and defiance.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
Ariana Grande could have taken a step back and done nothing. But instead, she embodied the meaning of music and stood with the people of Manchester coming back held high and with an army of musicians to raise money for the victims and their families in what was ‘One Love Manchester’.
2017 brought tragedy and heartache to many in not just Manchester but right across the international community. Whether you like Ariana Grande or not she showed us what music is all about helping to inspire and bring us together.
Ariana Grande is Beyond Music Citys’ Artist Of The Year.
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