Ariana Grande is to become an honorary citizen of Manchester after she arranged the One Love Manchester benefit concert to raise money for the victims of a terror attack in the city.

The 23-year-old singer is to be recognised by Manchester City Council for her efforts in organising the star-studded concert.

The charity gig saw millions tune in around the world to see the likes of Niall Horan, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Little Mix and Liam Gallagher perform at the 50,000 capacity Old Trafford cricket ground .

The American star was greeted with a huge cheer when she took to the stage and later broke down in tears when she was joined by the local Parrs Wood High School Choir during one of her songs. 

"I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here today," she said.

"I think that the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the medicine the world really needs now."

The evening began with a moment's silence, which was impeccably observed. Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons was the first artist onstage and told the crowd: "Let's not be afraid." 

The special concert, which was broadcast live on BBC and RTÉ2, raised over €10 million and Grande's fundraising efforts didn't stop there. 

She also re-released Over the Rainbow, which she performed as her penultimate song, with all proceeds worldwide going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Last week, Grande took to social media to insist she is ''thinking of her angels'' as she resumed her Dangerous Woman World Tour in Paris.

Captioning a photograph of the Eiffel Tower, she wrote: ''First show back tonight. Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart.

''Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you I love you.''