Grande made honorary citizen of Manchester

Arianna Grande has said that she is ‘moved and honored’ to be made an honourary citizen of Manchester following her charity concert.  The singer is the first American to receive such an accolade in the United Kingdom following her One Love concert in the city in June.

Grande organised a charity concert, which raised over 10 million pounds, and saw stars like Justin Beiber and Katy Perry take to the stage. It is estimated that the concert was watched by over 100 million people around the world. The singer organised the concert following the Manchester bombing that occurred at the end of her concert when she was performing in the city on 22nd May. Posting on her social media she said ‘I don’t know what to say. Words don’t suffice. I’m moved and honored.’ She added ‘My heart is very much still there. I love you. Thank you.’

Sir Richard Lees said at a council meeting earlier this week that it was very brave of her to return following the events which rocked the whole world. ‘It would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again. But no. Instead she, as an artist and performer, determined she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform. She brought comfort to thousands.’

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