American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman, Madonna has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and will be honored at the annual ceremony set to take place in December!
According to a statement released by Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, “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.”
Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. She is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.