Top award is Grande for Ari­ana

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SINGER Ari­ana Grande has been named 2018 Woman Of The Year by Bill­board.

Ari­ana, 25, will re­ceive the award at their 13th an­nual Women in Mu­sic event on De­cem­ber 6 in New York City.

Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents in­clude Tay­lor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Se­lena Gomez.

In a state­ment Bill­board’s Ross Scarano said Ari­ana ( be­low) “con­sis­tently stands up for her­self and her de­ci­sions in a world that of­ten isn’t hos­pitable to that sort of strength in young women”.

In the past year, Ari­ana has had Top 40 hits in­clud­ing No Tears Left To Cry, Breathin’ and God Is A Woman.

She helped or­gan­ise the One Love con­cert last year, rais­ing more than £17.5mil­lion for vic­tims of the Manch­ester bomb­ing.

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