Lady Gaga Named Billboard’s 2015 Woman Of The Year


Two years ago, P!nk earned the honor. Taylor Swift snagged the title for the second time in her career in 2014. This year, Lady Gaga joins the ranks of those ladies along with Fergie, Beyonce, Ciara and Katy Perry as ‘Billboard Woman of the Year‘.

“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,” says Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s entertainment group, which consists of Billboard and THR. “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.”

Lifetime has inked a three-year deal with Billboard to televise the event. The inaugural televised outing will be held Dec. 11 at Cipriani Midtown in New York but aired later on Dec. 18. More honorees for this year’s Women in Music will be revealed in the coming weeks. Last year celebrated Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J, Charli XCX and Idina Menzel, along with Swift.

Does Gaga deserve to earn the title this year? If not, who do you think should be the 2015 Billboard Woman of the Year? Sound off below.

  • jeremiahsaint

    she didn’t have the hits this year, but i feel gaga changed pop music forever when she came on the scene. everyone that has followed her has borrowed from her or has had to step up their game because of her setting the bar so high.

    and to me its incredible how versatile she is. not many can be the incredible pop star she is, then transform into some classy jazz chanteuse within the span of a year.
    she represents so much more than numbers and she is one of the few pop stars from this generation who will stand the test of time, because she has the true talent that many of her contemporaries don’t

    taylor swift is so much more successful at the moment, but for me will never represent pop culture because her brand is so basic and so pointless – she doesn’t have anything important to say ever and its because she doesn’t want to alienate anyone or make an impact unlike gaga.