Ariana Grande Is Named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year

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The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year after an outstanding year in music and other accomplishments.

In August, Ariana Grande released her highly acclaimed fourth studio album, Sweetener, which featured Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, and Missy Elliot. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned 231,000 album equivalent sales in the first week and 127,000 from pure sales.

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Sweetener is Ariana’s biggest opening for an album in her career, and it also topped the international charts as well.

Musically, the “God is a Woman” singer is having an incredible year and is being recognized by Billboard as their 2018 Woman of the Year.

 

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Ariana Grande is our 2018 Woman of the Year 🎉 #WomenInMusic Link in bio for all the details.

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The singer will be presented the award on December 6 at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner at the awards gala in New York. Ariana reacted to the news gracefully on her Instagram by thanking Billboard for the honor and advising people to go vote.

 

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thank u @billboard for this honor 🖤 now everybody please go out and ᵛᵒᵗᵉ

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The award recognizes Ariana’s musical accomplishments, but it also recognizes how she uses her platform to give a voice to those that do not. She has taken part in March for Our Lives in support of reforming gun control laws. The singer has used her platform to bring awareness to mental health, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and movements like Black Lives Matter.

Congratulations to Ari. This is very much deserved.