Following in the foot steps of Lady Gaga, Billboard has named Madonna as 2016's Woman Of The Year.
“Madonna is one of a minuscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music. With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, she is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world, all while shattering every career record out there. She is an important feminist on top of that, a one-of-a-kind artist who’s used her influence to change the conversation around women, sexuality and equal rights.”
- She is the highest grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history (the archives go back to 1990) with $1.31 billion in total concert grosses
- She is the best-selling female recording artist of all time.
- Her Raising Malawi organization is currently constructing Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, opening in 2017.