Ariana Grande Is HipHopMagz's 2018 Woman of the Year

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The singer will likely be honored on the Billboard Women in Music dinner and awards gala in New York on Dec. 6.

After an extremely profitable 12 months and on the heels of her Billboard 200 chart-topping fourth album Sweetener, Ariana Grande has been named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year.

The celebrity singer, songwriter, actress and activist will be introduced with the award Dec. 6 on the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala in New York. Grande joins a historical past of icons who've been beforehand honored as Woman of the Year, together with Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

“Ariana Grande is a star on her personal phrases, by no means bending to any specific musical pattern or path within the trade,” says Ross Scarano, Billboard’s vp of content material. “Certain in her convictions, she constantly stands up for herself and her choices in a world that usually isn’t hospitable to that form of energy in younger girls. She’s acquired guts, she’s making among the greatest music of her profession, and she or he’s completely deserving of Woman of the Year.”

Over the course of her profession, Grande has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart 3 times. Her newest chart-topper was August's Sweetener, house to the hits "No Tears Left to Cry" and "God Is a Woman" and scoring the most important streaming week ever for a pop album by a feminine artist upon its launch.

Beyond music, Grande makes use of her platform and energy to assist causes she believes in. She took half in March for Our Lives earlier this 12 months in assist of smarter gun management legal guidelines and is consistently advocating for psychological well being consciousness, gender equality, LGBTQ rights and Black Lives Matter on her social media accounts. Following the tragic Manchester Arena bombing exterior her live performance final 12 months, the songstress helped set up the One Love Manchester profit live performance, which raised greater than $23 million to help victims and their households.

The Women in Music occasion and red-carpet pre-show will broadcast stay on Dec. 6 Twitter from 7:00 to 10 p.m. ET. Sponsors embody American Airlines, Honda Stage and Nielsen Music.