Madonna Is Billboard’s 2016 Woman Of The Year
Madonna, 58, has had a standout year. Her 10th world tour, The Rebel Heart Tour, grossed $169.8 million, thus extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time. That makes her the highest grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history, with a staggering $1.31 billion in total concert grosses.
From her Prince tribute alongside Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards to her political Met Gala appearance to her indelible commentary on the 2016 election, Madonna has remained a constant force in pop culture and source of cultural conversation over the past year.
Madonna is the first female pop star with true control of her career and image, Madonna is the best selling female recording artist of all time. She’s earned eight number one albums, and 21 top 10 albums, on the Billboard 200 and twelve number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
With her 46th number one on the Dance Club Songs chart in 2015, she extended her own record for the most number one on a single Billboard chart. She also holds the record for the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.In addition to her ongoing chart dominance, her philanthropic efforts are effecting real change in the world. Madonna’s Raising Malawi organization is currently constructing Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will double the number of life saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. The Mercy James Institute Of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care facility will open in 2017.
The seven time Grammy winner will receive The Billboard’s Woman Of The Year 2016 Award on December 09, 2016. The ceremony will be aired on Lifetime on December 12, 2016. The star studded event is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.