Lady Gaga Named Billboard 2015 “Woman Of The Year”
Lady Gaga is Billboard’s 2015 Woman Of The Year, the magazine announced on Tuesday.
The pop star will be honored at the annual Women In Music event to be held this year on December 13. Then, for the first time ever, the taped ceremony will air on Lifetime on December 18. Additional honorees will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Janice Min, who oversees both Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, says in a statement, “Billboard’s Woman of the Year has always represented the finest in music, and the anointing of a key influential figure who drove the conversation for that year. No one embodies that more than Lady Gaga in 2015.” Min continues, “From her show-stopping performance at the Oscars, to her co-headlining tour, to her philanthropic outreach and foundation promoting youth wellbeing and empowerment, to her new role as TV star, there is no woman dominating popular culture tastes and its evolution as much as she is today. What a force.”
For her part, Gaga tweeted, “I can’t believe @billboard named me Woman of the year thank you so much.” Along with several heart emojis she added, “I am so so so so grateful. My gosh good morning!”
Billboard has been highlighting one woman in entertainment for the past 10 years. Gaga now follows in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, who was the 2014 Woman Of The Year, as Gossip Cop reported at the time. The new announcement comes just one week before “American Horror Story: Hotel” premieres with the singer in the lead role. TELL US: What do you think of Lady Gaga being named Woman Of The Year?