WATCH: Ariana Grande Performs "Be Alright" at March For Our Lives Rally

March 26, 2018

USA Today

Ariana Grande returned to the performance stage this weekend for an important concert. The 24-year-old pop star performed her song "Be Alright" at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. on Saturday (March 24).

Grande is a native of South Florida, and she grew up just a few miles away from Parkland, Florida.

On February 14, 2018, a gunman killed seventeen people after opening fire at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting served as the catalyst for Sunday's march in Washington, D.C., which was organized by students across the country to end gun violence.

"This is for those brilliant students here today that are leading this march and for everybody participating today," Grande told the crowd. "Thank you so much for fighting for change and for love and safety and for our future."

The last time Ariana performed in public was at a benefit concert held in Charlottesville, Virginia last September. That performance was held to heal the community after a deadly white nationalist rally. Grande also headlined the One Love Manchester benefit concert last June. That concert was held after an explosion killed 22 people at Grande's concert in Manchester, England. The explosion injured hundreds of others. 

"Be Alright" is a song that was released on Grande's 2016 album, Dangerous Woman.