Ariana Grande’s over 100 million social media followers and fans all over the world had exciting news on November 4th – their celebrity icon had been chosen for the Billboard 2018 Woman of the Year award.
This is a coveted award given yearly by Billboard to a woman whose music have made significant contribution to the industry, and who serves as a role model for the next generation of women in music.
Some iconic women who have won the award in the last 10 years include:
– Selena Gomez (2017)
– Madonna (2016)
– Lady Gaga (2015)
– Taylor Swift (2014)
– Pink (2013)
– Katy Perry (2012)
– Taylor Swift (2011)
– Fergie (2010)
– Beyoncé (2009)
– Ciara (2008)
The award will be officially given to her on December 6th on one of music’s grandest stages, during the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala to be held in New York.
SO HOW DID GRANDE GET HER
It will take more than one blog post to chronicle Ariana Grande’s musical achievement leading to this moment, which is why we will stick to the events of just over the past year.
The multiple platinum artist has had quite a tumultuous year, with highs and lows and everything in between.
Tuesday the 22nd of May 2017, was a horrific day for both the “God is a Woman” superstar and the music industry at large, following the terrorist attack on her fans in what has been dubbed the Manchester bombing. Following the unfortunate event, she took part in a march protesting gun violence, and raising over 23 million dollars in support for those who were injured. Her “I am so sorry” tweet after the event broke the internet, with millions of people the world over reacting to it. She is also the first patron of “The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund charity”, set up to cater for survivors of the Manchester bombing. She has as well come out publicly as an activist for a number of social courses, including the black lives matter movement, gender equality, mental health etc.
2018 has been a year of resounding success in her music career. She has released 4 albums this year, with 3 of them going platinum. Her most recent single “Thank you, next“, dedicated to all her exes is currently trending at number one on YouTube on other charts, haven been watched almost 7 million times since its released on the 6th.
For a 25 year old, Ariana Grande has sure come a long way from her “Cat and Sam” days on Nickelodeon, and remains one of the few celebrities with a truly positive impact on her fan base. The music world is blessed to have her, and she is really deserving of the Billboard 2018 Woman of the year award. Grande is also a 3 times winner of the American Music Award (AMA) and the MTV Europe Music Award.Ariana Grande Official WebSite