Billboard- “Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry,” says Ross Scarano, Billboard’s vp of content. “Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women. She’s got guts, she’s making some of the best music of her career, and she’s absolutely deserving of Woman of the Year.”
Over the course of her career, Grande has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart three times. Her latest chart-topper was August’s Sweetener, home to the hits “No Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman” and scoring the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist upon its release.
Ariana Grande is officially Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the year. Say whatever you want about Ariana Grande and her dating life, but she deserves this. Her new song “thank u, next” holds the Spotify record for biggest single day for a female artist in Spotify history. She had 5 number 1’s on the iTunes charts this year. Sweetener had the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist. Ariana Grande is clearly leading the charts here and deserves to be recognized for doing so. Imagine being Ariana Grande laying in bed at night and thinking to yourself, “damn I really am the shit.” She has all the women in the world right now screaming from the mountain tops about how their grateful for their exes and making their Instagram captions “THANK U, NEXT”. That’s power.
And in case you missed her new song…the lyric video is out now