Michael Tran/FilmMagicThe Queen of Pop is this year’s Queen of Billboard’s annual tribute to the females in the music biz.

Madonna has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year and will be honored this December 9 at the publication’s annual Women in Music Event. In a statement, president and CCO of The Hollywood ReporterBillboard Media Group Janice Min said, “Madonna is one of a miniscule 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.”

Min adds, “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.”

The Billboard Women in Music event will air on Lifetime on December 12.

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