All hail the queen.
After extending her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time with her Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March, our eternal “Material Girl” will be honoured with this year’s Woman of the Year award by Billboard. The annual ceremony takes place this year on December 9.
“Madonna is one of a minuscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music,” Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter–Billboard Media Group, said in a statement. Min continued, “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 11th annual Women In Music event will air on Lifetime Canada on December 12.