American singer Ariana Grande is set to become Manchester’s Honorary Citizen of Manchester, reports BBC.
Ariana will receive the distinction mostly for the One Love Manchester concert that helped the local administration to raise no less than three million pounds for the victims and affected families.
“This seems like a good moment to change the way we recognize the merits of those who have contributed to the life and success of our city.
We have strong reasons to be very proud of Manchester and how the city’s inhabitants and all its associates responded after the terrible events of May 22 – with love and courage and not with hatred and fear’, stated for BBC Chairman of the city council Richard Leese.
During the One Love Manchester concert on 4th June, the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground was attended by nearly 50.000 people, including thousands of Ariana’s fans who also attended her Manchester Arena concert.
Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Take That, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, Marcus Mumford and Liam Gallagher – all of them performed at the event.
22 people were killed, including seven children, after Salman Abedi detonated in the foyer minutes before the concert ended.