Seven-time Grammy winner Madonna is the Woman of the Year, according to Billboard, which will honor the still-reigning-and-kicking-ass Queen of Pop during the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music event set for Dec. 9 in New York City. Lifetime will air a special of the ceremony three days later, on Dec. 12 – and you know that my digital recording device is already set!
M was singled out in 2016 for her general awesomeness, natch, as well as for holding her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time.
Also listed among the many, many reasons why she was chosen for this incredible award? Her “dedication to philanthropic causes” in Malawi and beyond and, more significantly, her well-chronicled history of widespread longtime activism for causes that mean a lot to countless people and fans from all around the world.
This could not be happening to a more worthy or deserving woman in 2016.
Long live the Queen!