According to Billboard, Ariana Grande is the woman of the year. The 25-year-old singer will be put in the limelight on December 6 during the Women in Music dinner and awards gala of the American music magazine.

‘Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms’, according to Billboards Ross Scarano, who noted that the singer does not follow trends in the music industry. ‘Certainly of her herself, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that is often not so welcoming to such powerful young women. She has courage, makes good music and absolutely deserves the title of woman of the year. ‘

The No Tears Left To Cry singer follows in the footsteps of Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Last year, Billboard called Selena Gomez as the woman of the year.