Grande honored by Manchester
Ariana Grande is set to become Manchester, England’s first-ever honorary citizen, following what its City Council has deemed a “great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit” in the aftermath of the May 22 terror attack at Manchester Arena.
Just 13 days after a suicide bomber killed 22 concertgoers outside of Grande’s concert, the singer returned to the city, where she hosted the “One Love” benefit concert. The event raised more than $3 million for the Red Cross. She also visited a number of injured children in the hospital earlier this month.
Manchester City Council leader Richard Leese told BBC News that the grace and benevolence with which Grande responded to the attack led the city to “update the way we recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.”