Ariana Grande To Become Manchester Citizen


American singer, Ariana Grande is to get a honorary citizenship of Manchester for her roles in raising millions of pounds for victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

The council is proposing a new system to recognise Grande's outstanding contributions to the city.

Grande is in line to be the first recipient for organising the One Love Manchester concert in aid of victims of the bomb attack at her gig, in which 22 people died.

An event to mark "selfless acts" after the blast is to be held, too.

Under the proposals for the new scheme, honorary citizenship of Manchester could be granted to those from outside Greater Manchester.

Council leader Sir Richard Leese, said many people would already consider Grande to be "an honorary Mancunian".

"This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognise those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.

"We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May - with love and courage rather than hatred and fear."

He said Ariana Grande had "exemplified this response".

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