“Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms,” says Billboard’s Ross Scarano, who found that the singer trends in the music industry does not follow. “She is sure of herself, she is consistently on for herself and her decisions in a world that is often not so welcoming for such powerful young women. She has guts, makes good music and deserves absolutely the title woman of the year.”
The No Tears Left To Cry-singer in the footsteps of, among others, Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Last year called Billboard Selena Gomez from woman of the year.