Selena Gomez has had quite a year personally and professionally. Through everything, she has proved herself a force to be reckoned with when it comes to an unrelenting work ethic combined with philanthropy. Her heart for helping and inspiring others has not gone unnoticed. The 25-year-old pop star, actress, and producer will be honored on November 30 as Billboard’s 2017 Woman of The Year. Billboard made the announcement yesterday, according to several media reports.

John Amato, President at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, stated that Gomez’s music not only soars on the charts, she also is not afraid to “speak her mind,” the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

He also applauded her for using “her platform to advocate” for others. Amato described Billboard as “thrilled” with honoring Gomez as “our Woman of the Year.” He further lauded her for inspiring “young women everywhere” and encouraging their authenticity.

Steady stream of chart-topping hits are not a fluke

Included in her Top 40 hits that have topped the charts as Hot 100 singles are “Fetish,” “Bad Liar,” and “Wolves” (with Marshmello). In collaboration with Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo, “It Ain’t Me” was an international sensation – with more than “half a billion streams” in the time since it was released in February, the Daily News noted. It’s not a fluke for Gomez to have smash hits either.

“Same Old Love,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and “Hands to Myself” also topped the charts in 2015 and 2016, according to Billboard.

Previous prestigious women honorees who have received the Billboard magazine’s accolade include Pink, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé, E! News reported. Additional past winners were Reba McEntire, Ciara, Katy Perry, and Madonna.

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Billboard has been honoring its Woman of the Year for roughly a decade.

Award recipient active in philanthropic endeavors

In addition to her musical prowess, Gomez has applied her talent to fulfill the role as executive producer for "13 Reason Why," a drama on the streaming service Netflix. Her belief in philanthropy has been evidenced by her involvement in UNICEF.

Since 2009, Gomez has been a pro-active ambassador; she has traveled the globe raising both funds and awareness, the Daily News relayed.

As well, she has been hands-on when it comes to working with the Step Up Foundation. Her effort to help and support others doesn’t stop there. Gomez has raised over $500,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance.

Most impressive is the fact that Gomez could just as easily have sat on the sidelines and encouraged other people to get involved. However, she isn’t one to give important endeavors lip-service and not back up her stance with direct action. Not until she chose to share her personal experience of living with Lupus did anyone know the toll that the auto-immune condition was taking on her health.

Honoree applied personal experience aiming to help people

Once again, aiming to possibly help more people and raise awareness, Gomez disclosed in September that she had a kidney transplant during the summer. Her best friend Francia Raisa, who is an actress, donated one of her kidneys after she learned that Gomez needed the life-saving surgery.

Billboard will present Gomez with her Woman of the Year award during its annual Women in Music dinner and gala, which will be held in Los Angeles at the end of this month. November 30 will also be the first time that the event and pre-show will be available for live viewing on Twitter, starting at 9 PM ET.