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Ariana Grande Named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year

November 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Billboard has named Ariana Grande its 2018 Woman of the Year. The outlet announced the news on Wednesday. Grande will be honor with an award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music awards gala in New York on December 6th.

The announcement notes that Grande has had “an incredibly successful year,” with Sweetener becoming her third album to top the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard vice president of content Ross Scarano said in a statement, “Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry. 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.”

Previous honorees include Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.

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