Ariana Grande named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

NEW YORK – The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande.

Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City.

In a statement Billboard’s vice president of content Ross Scarano says Grande “consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women.”

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In the past year, Grande has had Top 40 hits including “No Tears Left To Cry,” ”Breathin'” and “God Is a Woman.”

She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert last year, raising more than $23 million for victims of the May 2017 Manchester bombing.

In response, Grande tweeted, “thank u for this honor @billboard.”

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

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