Though news of Selena Gomez’s breakup with The Weeknd surfaced yesterday, this news is bound to make us all proud of the “Wolves” singer; Billboard have just announced its 2017 Woman of the Year, and it’s Selena Gomez!
With her induction as Billboard’s Woman of the Year, 25-year-old Selena joins a prestigious league of famous women like Beyoncé, Pink, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
— billboard (@billboard) October 31, 2017
“Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice,” John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, said in a statement. “She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others. We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year.”
The 2015 Chart-Topper has been nominated for four Billboard Music Awards and has had two albums lead the Billboard 200 at number one.
The lineup of iconic winners named Woman of the Year includes Reba McEntire (2007), Ciara (2008), Beyoncé (2009), Fergie (2010),Taylor Swift (2011), Katy Perry (2012), Pink (2013), Taylor Swift again (2014), Lady Gaga (2015) and Madonna (2016).
Selena expressed her gratitude to Billboard in a tweet.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 31, 2017
Selena will be receiving the honor at the Women in Music dinner and awards gala on Nov. 30. Congratulations, girl!
Watch Selena Gomez and Marshmello’s “Wolves” here: