Celebrities who were given keys to the city
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On the path to becoming famous, awards are typically involved as part of the verification of talent, but when verifying impact, the awards can come in shapes quite different than little trophies. That impact can be felt in numbers of albums sold or how much the box office made in the opening weekend, or it can be straight from the communities who felt the light of a certain star shine particularly bright on them.
Being given the key to a city is more symbolic than functional, and before you ask, no, the key doesn't open anything. But it's a beautiful gesture and a way to celebrate an artist who’s done a lot for the city. Click through to see which celebrities have earned this honor.
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