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Harry Styles' Ariana Grande Cover Took On Powerful Meaning During His Recent Concert

"I grew up coming to my first concerts in this room, and I love this room."

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May 22 marks the one-year anniversary of a bombing at the Manchester Arena in England, which killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert. On Monday night, singer Harry Styles performed a concert at the venue, and he made sure to pay tribute to both the victims of the attack and Grande herself.

"I grew up coming to my first concerts in this room, and I love this room," Styles reportedly told the crowd.

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"The next song that we're gonna play for you I wrote a few years ago and I gave it to a singer called Ariana Grande," he continued. "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, then please do so. I stand with you, Manchester."

The song was "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart," which appears on Grande's 2014 album My Everything. Styles has apparently been playing it on other stops of his tour, but the cover was especially meaningful here given the venue.

As Styles sang the track and strummed the guitar, fans in the crowd sang along and held signs featuring the number 22 and a ribbon with bunny ears, which became a powerful symbol of solidarity for Grande fans following last year's attack.

Styles isn't the first to pay tribute to victims of the tragedy at Manchester Arena. British girl group Little Mix performed at the venue exactly six months after the bombing, and their fans made signs remembering those who lost their lives. Others have covered Grande's songs, with one artist donating proceeds to charity. A school choir's cover of "My Everything" even got them invited to the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Watch Styles' heartfelt performance in the video below:

(H/T: E! News)

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