Harry Styles Covers Ariana Grande to Honor Manchester Bombing Victims
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
April 12, 2018
It's been almost a year since the horrific bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester took place (May 22, 2017), and while on tour in the English City, Harry Styles covered one of Ari's songs to honor the victims of that terrifying night.
Harry Styles is currently on his worldwide tour, and during his stop in Manchester at the Manchester Arena, the former One Direction member covered Ariana Grande's "Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart" from the pop star's 2014 My Everything album, which he wrote and then gave to Grande. Before he performed the cover, he explained the crowd:
"The next song that we're going to play, I wrote a few years ago, and I gave it to a singer called Ariana Grande. She sang it a few times, and now we're going to do our version of it for you. And if you can find some way to join in, please do so. I stand with you, Manchester...and I thank you for spending some time with us."
Harry, who grew up not too far from Manchester, then performed his rendition of the song, which is more guitar-driven than Ari's piano-focused version. See Harry's "Just A Little Bit of Your Heart" cover above.
The tragic bombing during Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman Tour" stop in Manchester on May 22nd, 2017 left 22 fans dead, and over 50 more injured.
Only a few weeks later, Ariana Grande returned for One Love Manchester, her benefit concert, which featured performances from Ari herself, in addition to superstars like Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and more.
Scooter Braun, who helped put together One Love Manchester with Ariana, told Billboard of the pop star moving forward following the concert, "She’s the one who says, 'After this, we all need to be kinder to each other, show more love to each other and we have to be stronger for each other.' Because for those people who passed away and those children who passed away, we have a responsibility to them now to be brave."