The 23-year-old American singer is being honored for her bravery for returning back to Manchester to hold One Love Manchester, a benefit concert despite the mental trauma she had to undergo after the attack on her concert and raising £10 million for the victims of the attack.
Ariana, posted on her Instagram saying she is being made an honorary citizen in Manchester for her brave response to the deadly attack in May
On 22nd May 2017, Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester was attacked by a 22-year old British-Muslim, Salman Abedi at the exit of Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Twenty-three persons were killed including children and 250 were injured. Around 14,200 attended the concert and the exiting concert-goers and parents waiting for their children were the victims of the attack. The detonation of the bomb killed people up to 20 meters away.
After the attack, Ariana Grande visited Manchester before performing at any other of her concerts. ‘One Love Manchester’ was able to raise more than £10 million to help the victims of the attack. The concert was attended by many high profile artists to perform. Those who attended the show on 22nd May were offered free tickets to the concert.