By Sammie Jones-
Ariane Grande has been awarded as Billboard’s 2008 woman of the year
The singer will be honored at the Billboard Women in Music dinner and awards gala in New York .
Billboard named the 200 chart-topping fourth album Sweetener as their 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City.
The multi talented singer is to be presented with the award on Dec. 6 at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala in New York. Grande joins a history of icons who have been previously honored as Woman of the Year, including Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
“Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry,” says Ross Scarano, Billboard’s vp of content. “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.”
Ariana Grande Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs Chart With ‘God Is a Woman,’ Goes Top 10 With ‘Breathin’
Over the course of her career, Grande has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart three times. Her latest chart-topper was August’s Sweetener, home to the hits “No Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman” and scoring the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist upon its release.
A range of Grande’s material has emerged on the streaming sites Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. The person who leaked the tracks even made their account bio sound like the singer as they wrote: ‘Right now I’m in a state of mind, I wanna be in like all the time,’ in upside down letters.
Billboard has credited Grande with being an extraordinary woman who uses her platform and strength to support causes she believes in. She took part in March for Our Lives earlier this year in support of smarter gun control laws and is constantly advocating for mental health awareness, gender equality, LGBTQ rights and Black Lives Matter on her social media accounts.
Following the tragic Manchester Arena bombing outside her concert last year, the songstress helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which raised more than $23 million to aid victims and their families.The Women in Music event and red-carpet pre-show will broadcast live on Dec. 6 via Twitter from 7:00 to 10 p.m. ET. Sponsors include American Airlines, Honda Stage and Nielsen Music