Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year
Billboard on Tuesday named Ariana Grande, 25-year-old award-winning singer, its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard's 13th annual Women in Music event on December 6 in New York City.
Previous recipients include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Selena Gomez.
In a statement Billboard's vice president of content Ross Scarano says Grande “consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn't hospitable to that sort of strength in young women.”
In the past year, Grande has had Top 40 hits including "No Tears Left To Cry", "Breathin" and "God Is A Woman".
She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert last year, raising more than $23 million for victims of the Manchester bombing.
(Cover: Ariana Grande performs onstage at the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day event in Brooklyn, New York, July 11, 2018. /VCG Photo)