Ariana Grande set to receive honorary citizenship of Manchester after organising One Love concert
Ariana Grande will receive honorary citizenship of Manchester after organising the One Love Manchester concert to raise money for victims of the city’s terror attack in May.
The city council is putting together a proposal to reward those who have made outstanding contributions to Manchester following the horrific tragedy, and US singer Grande will be the first recipient.
Council leader Sir Richard Leese told the BBC: “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.”
An event is also in talks, which will recognise those who acted selflessly in the aftermath of the incident. Proposals will be put before the full council by July 12.
Many big-name artists took to the stage to support the event, including Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Ariana’s boyfriend Mac Miller.
One Love Manchester is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.