Ariana Grande In Line For Honorary Manchester Citizenship

By: Greg Sacidor

Since the May attack at her concert, Ariana Grande and the city of Manchester have been synonymous with one another. Now thanks to a new Manchester city council proposal, the link between the pop star and the city could become even greater.

Related: Ariana Grande Permanently Honors Manchester Victims

According to the BBC, the Manchester city council is proposing a new system that will recognize “outstanding contributions” the city receives. At the top of the list to be honored is Grande, who under the new proposal could be the first person from outside Greater Manchester to receive honorary citizenship.

After the May attack at her concert in Manchester, Grande returned to the city less than two weeks later to throw the One Love Manchester benefit concert. The show itself raised over $3 million for the Manchester Emergency Fund and reportedly total funds, including donations, surpassed the $12 million mark.

One Love Manchester was also the most-watched program this year on British television.

Related: Ariana Grande Releases ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ For Manchester

The plans to grant honorary citizenship will go before the council July 12.


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