Lady Gaga can add a new title to her resume: Woman of the Year.
The singer and now star of American Horror Story: Hotel will be named Billboard's 2015 Woman of the Year at their 10th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 11. She was chosen for not only her success on the charts, but her creative efforts, philanthropy and commitment to inspire others.
"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," said Janice Min, co-president of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, which owns Billboard. "From her show-stopping performance at the Oscars, to her co-headlining tour, to her philanthropic outreach and foundation promoting youth well-being 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."
The event is hosted in honor of Billboard's Women in Music list, which names the year's 50 most powerful female execs in the music business, and for the first time, will be televised this year. Lifetime has partnered with Billboard to air Women in Music on Dec. 18.
Previous honorees include Pink, Katy Perry and Beyoncé. Taylor Swift was honored for the second time as Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2014.
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