US Singer, Ariana Grande to be honoured as Billboard Woman of the year
American singer, Ariana Grande, whose new ‘Thank You, Next’ was directed to her ex-boyfriend, will be honoured with the 2018 Billboard Woman of the the year award next month.
Billboard made this known in a statement, noting that Ariana was selected as the recipient for the award following her ‘incredibly successful year and on the heels of her Billboard 200 chart-topping fourth album Sweetener.’
She will be presented with the award on Dec. 6 where she joins a history of icons who have been previously honoured as Woman of the Year, that includes 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.”
The 25-year-old R&B songstress also tweeted:
‘Thank u @billboard for this honor.’