Not that this is surprising, but Ariana Grande is Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year and SO well deserved!

Let’s talk about the year she’s had. From insane ups and downs, 2018 was a very busy year for her, but her hard work has paid off!

She’s going to be presented with the award on December 16th at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala in New York. She’s joining past winners like Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.

Billboard’s VP of content, Ross Scarano says, “Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry. Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women. She’s got guts, she’s making some of the best music of her career, and she’s absolutely deserving of Woman of the Year.”

She’s had the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart three times!! And we gotta talk about her latest success with Thank You, Next she scored herself the GLOBAL Spotify record for biggest single day for a female artist in Spotify history! Absolutely HUGE!

Not only is she succeeding in music, but she uses her platform to support causes like when she took part in March for Our Lives, she also advocates for mental health awareness, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and Black Lives Matter on her social media platforms. And remember the tragic Manchester Arena Bombing at her concert last year? She helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert and it raised more than $23 million dollars to aid victims and their families!

The girl is seriously a star and deserves it all! You go girl, can’t wait to see her at the Sweetener World Tour!


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