Ariana Grande has been awarded Billboard's coveted 2018 Woman of the Year, joining the rankings of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Selena Gomez.
This year has been stellar for The "God is a Woman" vocalist. Sweetener was her third album to claim the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200. She, as we all aware, is the queen of social media, and recently shaded her ex-fiance royally with her latest bop, "Thank U, Next."
The pop diva is also a well known and respected activist. Following the tragic Manchester Arena bombing, Ariana helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which raised more than $23 million to aid victims and their families.
"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 vice president 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."