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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Ariana Grande to Become First Honorary Citizen of Manchester

The Side To Side singer has been put forward by the city council to be honoured after she organised the One Love Manchester concert, which was in aid of the victims and families affected by the harrowing bomb attack last month.

Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese told the BBC that Ariana deserves to be recognised for her contributions to the city. He said: "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."

Ariana would be the first person to receive the honorary citizenship if it gets the go ahead.
It comes after reports Mac Miller’s girlfriend and some of her Dangerous Woman entourage have decided to get tattoos of the Manchester bee, as a permanent reminder of their time in the UK.

In addition to Grande's honorary citizenship, the city is planning an event to also honor the "great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit in the aftermath of the atrocity." 

This all comes after Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Concert earlier this month raised over $9 million for the Red Cross. Grande gave several emotional performances and speeches during the event, including one where she recalled meeting the mother of Olivia Campbell, a 15-year-old girl who died in the attack.

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