Award-winning singer and actress, Selena Gomez is Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year. The announcement was made in a statement on Tuesday by the president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, John Amato.
“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.”
“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 statement said.
The singer will be honored with the award at the Women in Music dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Nov. 30. The event will be held in conjunction with the release of Billboard’s Women in Music issue and also honor the most powerful female executives in the industry.
Over the years the American singer dominated the charts with Top 40 hits including “Bad Liar,” “Fetish” (featuring Gucci Mane), and “It Ain’t Me,” a collaboration with Kygo that became one of 2017’s biggest international hit songs with over half a billion streams since its release.
Selena Gomez will join an all-star cast of the previous Woman of the Year honorees including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Beyoncé and last year’s winner, Madonna.