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Lady Gaga is Billboard's Woman of the Year

Lady Gaga is set to be saluted with Billboard's 2015 Woman of the Year award.

The pop superstar has been selected as the latest honoree in recognition of her musical and charitable endeavors and she will receive the prize at a ceremony in her native New York on 11 December (15).


"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," says awards boss Janice Min. "No one embodies that more than Lady Gaga in 2015. 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 (on American Horror Story: Hotel), there is no woman dominating popular culture tastes and its evolution as much as she is today. What a force."


Celebrating the news on Twitter.com, Gaga writes, "I can't believe @billboard named me Woman of the year thank you so much I am so so so so grateful."


Gaga follows in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, who was honored as Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2014.