Celebrity

Ariana Grande will become the first ever honorary citizen of Manchester

'I think many people would already consider her an honorary Mancunian.'

She may be born and bred in the US of A, but Ariana Grande will now also be welcomed as an ~official~ honorary citizen of Manchester.

Following the tragic terrorist attack that saw 22 killed at her show in Manchester Arena, Ari has worked tirelessly to raise millions for those affected by the bombings by staging the One Love benefit concert, which featured performances by a slew of fellow celebs including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Niall Horan.

"We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May, with love and courage rather than hatred and fear," Manchester city council leader Sir Richard Leese told BBC.

"Ariana Grande exemplified this response. I think many people would already consider her an honorary Mancunian and we would be delighted, if the council approves the proposal, to make it official," he added.

The 23-year-old’s citizenship is part the city council’s plan to honour contributions by non-citizens to Manchester.