Ariana Grande named 2018 Billboard Woman of the Year | The Music Universe

Billboard’s Women in Music Event Will Return to New York City on December sixth

Billboard will honor Ariana Grande with its 2018 Woman the Year award. The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist will settle for the glory on the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony on December sixth in New York City. The highly-regarded occasion, held along side the discharge Billboard’s Women in Music problem, will even honor essentially the most highly effective feminine executives within the trade.

“Ariana Grande is a star on her personal phrases, by no means bending to any specific musical development or path within the trade,” says Billboard’s VP Content, Ross Scarano. “Certain in her convictions, she persistently stands up for herself and her selections in a world that ten isn’t hospitable to that kind energy in younger ladies. She’s received guts, she’s making some the very best music her profession, and he or she’s completely deserving Woman the Year.”

Over the previous yr, Grande has continued to claim herself as one fashionable music’s indispensable superstars, with Top 40 hits together with “No Tears Left To Cry,” “Breathin’” and “God Is A Woman.” All three singles come from Grande’s critically acclaimed 2018 full-length, Sweetener, which grew to become her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart and scored the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album by a feminine artist upon its launch.

Grande has additionally used her formidable voice to help worthwhile causes: earlier this yr, she participated in March For Our Lives in help gun management laws, and has been a staunch advocate for psychological well being consciousness, gender parity and the Black Live Matters motion. Last yr, Grande helped arrange the One Love Manchester profit live performance in response to assist the victims the Manchester Arena bombing, broadcasting to 50 nations and elevating greater than $23 million.

With 10 profession Top 10 hits and a mixed 6.four million equal album items earned so far, Grande is a premier pop persona, an in-demand enviornment headliner and a job mannequin to younger ladies world wide. Grande was beforehand honored with the ‘Rising Star’ Award at Billboard’s 2014 Women in Music occasion.

Billboard’s Woman the Year award has grow to be one the music trade’s highest honors. Previous artists named Woman the Year embrace Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire.

The 13th annual Women in Music occasion and red-carpet pre-show will likely be broadcast stay on Twitter from 7-10 pm EST on December sixth. Additional honorees Billboard’s 2018 Women in Music occasion will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.

The 2018 occasion is sponsored by American Airlines, Honda Stage and Nielsen Music.