Ariana Grande Becomes Manchester’s First Honorary Citizen

A unanimous decision to make Ariana Grande Manchester’s first honorary citizen has been granted by the city’s council.

After the tragic suicide bomb attack at her Manchester Arena concert in May – which saw 22 innocent people lose their lives – Grande put on a huge benefit concert to help all those affected.

One Love Manchester raised millions for the victims and their families, and saw several musicians come together to stand up against terror.

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Ariana’s kind gesture, even visiting some of the children who were injured in hospital, is now being honoured by the city.

The Manchester City Council want the 23-year old to be the first recipient of their new citizenship.

Westminster correspondent, Natasha Clark, tweeted,

Councillors in Manchester voted unanimously to make Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city following the terror attack.

And local reporter, Jennifer Williams, also spoke out about the decision, saying,

At Machnester council’s special meeting to honour Ariana Grande for outstanding contribution to life in the city.

Members of the Halle are here to perform, as well as families of the victims

And religious community leaders of all faiths, police officers, medics and even a bee tattooist will be speaking.


Talking of Ariana’s decision to return to the city just two weeks after the awful incident, Sir Richard Leese said,

But no – instead she, as an artist, a performer, was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform. In doing so, she brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund. And that’s why I propose that Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of the city of Manchester.