Ariana Grande has been named the 2018 Girl of the Yr by Billboard.
Grande will likely be offered with a Girl of the Yr award on the 13th annual Girls in Music dinner and awards gala in New York on Dec. 6.
The singer has had an eventful yr, releasing her fourth studio album Sweetener in August. The discharge reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts and earned the most important streaming week ever for a pop album by a feminine artist upon its launch.
“Ariana Grande is a star on her personal phrases, by no means bending to any explicit musical pattern or path within the business,” Billboard’s vp of content material Ross Scarano mentioned in a press release.
“Sure in her convictions, she constantly stands up for herself and her selections in a world that always is not hospitable to that form of power in younger ladies. She’s received guts, she’s making a few of the finest music of her profession, and he or she’s completely deserving of Girl of the Yr,” he continued.
Grande joins a listing of previous winners that embrace Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Girl Gaga, Katy Perry, Pink, Fergie, Madonna and final yr’s winner Selena Gomez.
“Thank u for this honor @billboard,” Grande mentioned on Twitter Tuesday.
thank u for this honor @billboard 🖤— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 6, 2018
The pop star additionally launched a lyric video for her newest track “thank u, subsequent.” The monitor options Grande singing about her previous relationships with Ricky Alvarez, Huge Sean, Mac Miller and Pete Davidson.