Lady Gaga Named Billboard Woman Of The Year / Will Be Honored At Ceremony Aired On Lifetime

Published: Tuesday 29th Sep 2015 by Sam
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Lady Gaga‘s comeback campaign continues to pick up pace.

Having earned rave reviews for her Jazz foray with Tony Bennett (a journey which spurned a Grammy and a successful world tour), the superstar’s industry praise is still pouring in aplenty. This time via Billboard, who have named the singer their Woman of the Year.

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The ‘Bad Romance’ belter will formally receive the honor on December 11th at Cipriani Midtown in New York, with the ceremony itself being aired (for the first time) on Lifetime December 18th.

Janice Min, co-president of Billboard’s parent company (Guggenheim Media) gushed:

“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. 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, there is no woman dominating popular culture tastes and its evolution as much as she is today. What a force.”

Liz Gateley, executive vice president and head of programming at Lifetime added:

“We’re delighted to partner with Billboard on this special event, bringing it to a mass audience for the first time ever. Lady Gaga is an extraordinary artist, emblematic of the strength, courage and fortitude that Lifetime celebrates, and we are thrilled to offer our platform to recognize her in every way she deserves {Source}

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Congrats are most certainly in order. Here at TGJ, we believe in ploughing through the smoke and mirrors of the industry and celebrating great talent when and where we see it. Gaga, through all her career highs and lows, has consistently remained just that – an impeccably great talent.

On paper too, this serves as a great press pre-cursor to the arrival of her hotly anticipated ‘ARTPOP’ follow-up.

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  1. Britney Stan September 29, 2015

    When will Lana?

    • DEL BEY September 29, 2015

      When will Braindead be able to own creative direction?

    • BeyRihLiyah September 29, 2015

      You deadney stans always have something to say this isnt the year 2000 shïtney has no relevancy

    • Rosie September 29, 2015

      Shiteney is dead and stuck in Vegas.

  2. truthtea September 29, 2015

    I mean, I like her but there are far more deserving women in this industry who’ve been out LONGER and done far more than what she has. I swear, politics are death of every icon in the industry these days!!!

    • Drive by Comments September 29, 2015

      YEA like janet

      • Cough Cough September 29, 2015

        Janet is amazing you’re reaching

  3. Jamie September 29, 2015

    What tf has she done? She’s peaked and now they wanna honor her.

  4. R8LATE September 29, 2015

    but.. for what tho ? She’s hasn’t even done anything musically in the last year.

  5. Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

    NOT WHEN HER NEW SINGLE DEBUTED AT #2

    • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

      …………. OH, FORGOT THIS- ON THE BUBBLING UNDER HOT 100 CHART

  6. FutureGaga September 29, 2015

    The stans are really bothered right now Gaga still slaying your favs.

  7. FutureGaga September 29, 2015

    Gaga will make a huge comeback

    • Drive by Comments September 29, 2015

      LOL

  8. Suicide Blonde September 29, 2015

    Her comeback campaign is focusing on reminding people that she’s talented (The oscar performance, a new sophisticated look…), which is a great move but let’s be honest here this “honor” was bought by her team, it’s not a secret, they pay billboard to write positive articles about her but woman of the year, really?…Taylor is slaying every artist male or female right now, her album and tour are massive, like i don’t even like the girl but she deserve this honor more than anyone else.

    • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

      THANK YOU……….. HAVE A LONG LIFE

      • R8LATE September 29, 2015

        lmao not a long life

    • R8LATE September 29, 2015

      facts

    • mr.m September 29, 2015

      Sadly, she build a career out of her image
      Her freak image overshadowed her talent.
      Once people got tired of her freak ass image, she wanted to let them know thats she’s talented too ..
      ITS TOO LATE.
      unfortunately, it’s hard for her to comeback again, people just lost interest on her.

  9. BeyRihLiyah September 29, 2015

    Congrats i guess

  10. TURN IT UP September 29, 2015

    This Taylor troll is so annoying gosh

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 29, 2015

      We all know who it really is. Can’t use their usual name because it’s the most dragged person to ever grace this site ????

      • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

        @ A*** YOU SAID THE SAME THING TO @CHILLE BUT YOU ENDED UP EATING YOUR WORDS

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 29, 2015

        ZZZZZZZZ???? I really don’t care… AT. ALL.

      • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

        SAME…..

    • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

      LOL EVEN THO IT TROLLED AS ME….. I’M NOT RIHSLAVEY

  11. metzo September 29, 2015

    What. How. Doesn’t make sense. She has been almost MIA all throughout the year lool. Oh billboard *sigh*

    • metzo September 29, 2015

      **

  12. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 29, 2015

    That’s like being named MVP but not playing a single game for the year.

  13. Can’t be stopped September 29, 2015

    #funfact ciara was the first women to ever receive this award!!!! #doyourresearh

    • Diego September 29, 2015

      Who is Ciara does she have a career now lmao

      • #JACKIE September 29, 2015

        Yes the FUXK she does b****. Do you?

  14. JanStan September 29, 2015

    Y’all Gaga haters just silly actin like cheek to cheek didn’t happen. What Gaga did was raise the bar on what it means to be talented and how to rise above a culture that refuses to let artists try different things (ahem Rihannas last 3 singles). Good for her. An actual award stanning for talent over commercial success.

  15. Cough Cough September 29, 2015

    Gaga is a great,, unique, authentic talent. Congrats.

  16. Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

    THIS TWO GENITALS HAVING B**** HAS BEEN FLOPPING SINCE OCT 2013 AND SHE GETS AWARD OF THE YEAR?
    PAYOLA INDEED

  17. JOHNVIDAL September 29, 2015

    The respect of the industry: she has it. More now than ever, with a successful and award winning Jazz album and this years performance at the oscars. But commercially she hasn´t even released anything this year, so it´s totally weird that they give her this now, coming from Billboard, which is only about charts.
    But I won´t complain. As long as they give these awards to talented people I´m ok.

  18. truthtea September 29, 2015

    Now, you know they created that Millennium Award for Beybonic!

  19. R8LATE September 29, 2015

    Should be going to Taylor honestly .. but hey. Shake it off

    • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

      YAAAAS…. YOU SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE???
      YOU SPOKE THE TRUTH’EST’ THING I’VE HEARD TODAY

  20. Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

    THIS IS THE LAST TIME I SAY I’M NOT RIHSLAVEY…
    HERE IT GOES:
    “I’M NOT RIHSLAVEY”

  21. JanStan September 29, 2015

    Taylor has been the biggest commercial success no doubt and if that’s what they were going off of she would have gotten it (again). But its various things. Glad they are actually recognizing someone who’s doing things differently and being successful at it. And lets be honest, talent wise Gaga is one of the few who could even be mentioned in that debate. As much success as Taylor is having commercially I don’t think anyone would debate her talent level versus Gagas and Gagaz current commercial success vs. Taylor’s.

  22. .::Centurion::. September 29, 2015

    It’s absolutely ridiculous. Rihanna should’ve been named “Woman of The Year” with her achievements in 2015 with no album out.

    • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

      LOL lol LOL lol LOL

      • Taylor’s Gambit September 29, 2015

        AT YOUR COMMENT…… AND YOUR AVI

    • BEY>RIH September 29, 2015

      Mhmm, you keep thinking that sis. ????????

      • .::Centurion::. September 29, 2015

        Uh huh. The real kii is that Beyonce couldn’t amass these receipts with or without an album out. ????
        Rihanna (So far) in 2015:
        —Won her 8th Grammy.
        —Became the Creative Director and Brand Ambassador for Puma.
        —BBHMM is the most viewed televized performance of 2015.
        —Garnered her 26th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (FFS).
        —Went #1 on the Official Video Chart in the UK, with ‘Home’ selling over 100K copies!
        —Became the most streamed female artist on Spotify with 2 Billion streams and remains the most streamed female artist in the world.
        —Became the first artist to achieve 17 million subscribers on Vevo and remains the most viewed.
        —Became the first ever Black spokesperson / brand ambassador for Dior.
        —Covered Vogue’s special Met Gala issue for a 2nd consecutive year in a row.
        —Became the fastest selling female solo act to sell out Rock in Rio (85K in 57 minutes).
        —Featured on the first ever digital magazine (AnOther Magazine).
        —Became the first Black lead in a 3D animated film (Home).
        —Became the first artist ever to amass over 100 million RIAA certifications.
        —Helped profits rise for companies; Dior by 34% ($118.4M), Puma in Q2 by 7.6% ($852.0M), and Dreamworks by 40% ($54.5M).
        —Named the best-selling Digital artist of all time by RIAA and/or Billboard.

  23. Rosie September 29, 2015

    Billboard gave Ciara this award in 2008 right after her career took a nosedive. It’s obvious that this thing is paid for by the artists’ PR teams. The only time it was truly deserved was when Katy and Taylor both received it during their peaks.
    Congrats though. AHS Hotel’s ratings will be very interesting.

    • BEY>RIH September 29, 2015

      And when Beyonce had her most commercially successful era (2009).

      • Rosie September 29, 2015

        Forgot about that too.
        The first time they gave this out in like 2007 it went to Reba (????) and in 2010 Fergie got it, so obviously this award isn’t really that prestigious.

    • .::Centurion::. September 29, 2015

      Ciara? In 2008? Interesting. After hearing that, well, they can keep it.

    • #JACKIE September 29, 2015

      Lana will never b****. Nor will the h** in your avi, d***.

      • Rosie September 29, 2015

        The kii is even with Honeymoon flopping both albums still outsold Jackii in like a week, so I don’t see why you’re trying it.

  24. What now September 29, 2015

    Congrats G. She mite just make a comeback after all w/ her weird a**.

  25. King Mark111 /.\ September 29, 2015

    Well they gave this same title to this woMAN after she peaked, starting flopping and is now the biggest flop ever. That year that album flopped (this was in 2008, the album was pushed back so many times that it wasn’t released til April of 2009), THAT movie never seen the light of day and was pushed back for YEARS and what?
    .

    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/shared-blogs/accessatlanta/MusicScene/upload/2008/10/billboard_names_ciara_woman_of/ciaracoverFinalBILB.jpg

    • Arianator Barb September 29, 2015

      I now truly understand where the tranny rumors come from after seeing that pic, it’s HORRID

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