Dame Ariana? That’d be Grande
PEOPLE are calling for Ariana Grande to be honoured by royalty after the 23-year-old organised last night’s spectacular Manchester benefit concert.
Ariana rounded up an impressive line-up of stars in just a matter of days — from her best mate Miley Cyrus to Coldplay, Justin Bieber and a suprise appearance from former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
She also performed her own heartfelt renditions of Over The Rainbow and One Last Time.
In the middle of her hit Side To Side, Ariana took time out to thank the 50,000-strong crowd for ‘being so loving and strong and unified’.
‘Before we go any further, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here today,’ she said.
‘I love you so so much. Thank you. I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified.
‘I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity we’re displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now. So I want to thank you for being just that.’
Ariana’s actions prompted BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel to call for her to receive royal recognition.
He tweeted: ‘Dear Your Majesty, how about a Damehood for @ArianaGrande- in the birthday honors? She has been MAGNIFICENT#OneLoveManchester.’
Sopel was far from alone in calling for the honour, with more than one petition launched suggesting that she should receive some sort of official recognition.
People who hadn’t even heard of Ariana until the Manchester terror attack joined in the call.
One tweeted: ‘Hands up if you’re a Brit who didn’t really know who Ariana Grande was 2 wks ago, but now think[s] she should probably be Dame Ariana Grande.’
Author: Anna Thomson