Billboard has named Madonna as their 2016 Woman of the Year!
“Madonna is one of a miniscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music,” said Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, she is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world, all while shattering every career record out there. She is an important feminist on top of that, a one-of-a-kind artist who’s used her influence to change the conversation around women, sexuality and equal rights.”
The 7x Grammy Award-winning icon will receive her honor at the 11th annual Women in Music event on December 9 in New York City.
Lifetime will air the event on December 12.