Ariana Grande is set to perform a benefit concert to help the families of the victims who lost their lives or were injured in last week’s bombing at her show in Manchester — but she isn’t the only big name celebrity giving back.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 25, 2017
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 26, 2017
Eminem is one of the big names helping lead the way on that front. He shared a link on his Twitter page to a fund set up by the Manchester Evening News and British Red Cross, imploring followers to join him in donating money to help:The Detroit native using social media to help promote the cause is significant, because he tends to shy away from social media use in general. Most of his feed is dedicated to promoting tours or upcoming work of his, including a tease for the upcoming anniversary edition of The Eminem Show. Taking the time to lend his voice to the cause shows you how seriously he’s taking it.
Other notable voices in the music industry chipped in to raise awareness for the cause, including Justin Timberlake. Those two names alone are big enough to make a difference; Timberlake and Eminem have over 80 million Twitter followers between the two of them, and with voices like theirs behind the cause, over £1,770,000—or almost $2.3 million—has already been raised to assist families affected by the attack. The campaign’s ultimate goal of £2 million is on the verge of being met within days of being set up.
Neither artist’s donation has been disclosed publicly, but their work here is a more important collaboration than anything they could do musically.
If you would like to join the cause alongside Eminem, Justin Timberlake, and thousands of others, you can donate through the Just Giving page here.