Ariana Grande capped off what’s already been a legendary year by writing a new song to her exes.
She was the one with Big Dick Energy the whole time.
Billboard recognizes that, and has chosen Ari as their Woman of the Year. It’s a huge deal.
Billboard has announced that Ariana Grande is their 2018 Billboard Woman of the Year.
“Billboard’s 13th annual Women In Music event will take place December 6 in a return to New York City,” Billboard shared in a statement.
And they have already decided which music superstar they’ll be honoring at the event.
It was probably an easy decision to reach.
“And,” the statement says. “We can now officially announce Ariana Grande as our 2018 Billboard Woman of the Year.”
To quote Kim Kardashian: it’s what she deserves.
“2018 has been huge for Grande,” the statement continues.
Billboard says: “As the pop superstar launched Top 40 hits like ‘God Is A Woman,’ ‘Breathin,’ and ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ under the Billboard Hot 100.”
That announcement is a great reminder that “Goodnight N Go” is vastly underappreciated and maybe the most underrated song of her album.
Ariana had that success with singles “while seeing her album, Sweetener, hit #1 on the Billboard 200.”
“And earn the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist upon its release,” Billboard raves.
“Grande’s remarkable year transcended the charts,” Billboard points out.
That is an understatement.
“As she used her voice to support worthwhile causes, as well,” the statement notes.
“She participated in March For Our Lives in support for gun control legislation,” Billboard continues.
“And,” the statement says. “Has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness.”
This was a very timely thing to mention, because Ariana had just spoken on the subject.
Billboard cites that, just the day before their announcement, Ariana had responded to a fan tweet with a powerful message.
“In all honesty,” Ariana wrote to a fan. “Therapy has saved my life so many times.”
“If youâ€™re afraid to ask for help, donâ€™t be,” she encourages her followers.
Ariana promises: “You donâ€™t have to be in constant pain and you can process trauma.”
Having both witnessed and survived a sickening terrorist attack just last year, Ariana knows the impact of trauma.
“iâ€™ve got a lot of work to do,” Ariana admits. “But itâ€™s a start to even be aware that itâ€™s possible.”
Billboard was clearly impressed.
And Ariana has done so much more.
“Grande also helped organize the One Love Manchester benefit concert in response to aid the victims of the Manchester arena bombing,” the statement mentions.
That benefit was one “which was broadcast to 50 countries and raised more than $23 million.”
“With this year’s honor,” Billboard continues. “Grande now joins the likes of past Woman of the Year recipients: Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.”
Those music legends make for some very fine company.
Billboard concludes: “The ceremony and red carpet pre-show will be broadcast live on Twitter from 7 to 10pm Eastern on December 6.”
Obviously, awards are only as valued as those who receive them.
Ariana is at the absolute top of her industry. She’s a living legend and she has been for years.
Her latest single, “Thank You, Next” surpassed expectations and smashed records on its own.
We are thankfully every day that we have the privilege of living at the same time as unsurpassed talents like Ariana.