/Ariana Grande to become an honorary citizen of Manchester

Ariana Grande to become an honorary citizen of Manchester

Manchester city council will make Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city for her efforts in organising the One Love benefit concert.

The hastily organised gig, which was hosted by Grande to mark the lives of the 22 people who died in the terror attack at the star’s concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May, featured some of the world’s biggest acts including Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

Following Grande’s show of unity, Manchester city council is planning to introduce a new system in which they honour those who make a positive impact on the city, starting with the American 23-year-old.

The One Love Manchester concert on 4 June was attended by 50,000 people, and became the UK’s most-viewed TV show of the year, with 14.5m people watching.