These Artists Are Responding to Violence with Music in the Most Inspiring Way

Amidst challenging times in both our country and in our world, people from all walks of life have spoken out.

Perhaps one of the most profound ways of doing so, however, comes from musical artists who have taken to the power of music to help others heal, promote change, and spread the love.

From Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét, to Danielle Brooks and many others, see how the following musicians have taken to the recording studio or, in some cases, social media with their heart and soul.

Ariana Grande/Victoria Monét


During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is #Love. “Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.” Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year. Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace. #LorneAhrens, #MichaelKrol, #MichaelJSmith, #BrentThompson & #PatrickZamarripa. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays by Victoria + Ariana ..listen on @VictoriaMonet's soundcloud

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Danielle Brooks

Jennifer Lopez and Lin Manuel Miranda

Melissa Etheridge

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