Madonna was proclaimed Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She will be honored at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music event that will take place on December 9 in New York City. She comes after Beyoncé Knowles, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Lady GaGa.
As outlined by Billboard, Madonna has fully extended her record as the top-grossing female touring singer for now with her “Rebel Heart” world tour. The singer has sold over 1 million tickets.
“Madonna is one of a miniscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music. 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,” stated Janice Min, CEO of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group.