On October 31st, Billboard announced that Selena Gomez will receive their Women of the Year award. Gomez will join a group formed by names like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, and Katy Perry.

In a statement released by John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, Gomez is not only flying in the music charts. She is inspiring young girls to be themselves and to be heard. "We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year," said Amato.

The annual event will take place on November 30 and, for the first time, Twitter will broadcast the red-carpet.


Selena Gomez will not be the only one to be presented with an award at the gala. She will be joined by a group of women, in which honorees will be revealed until the day of the event, and the female executives in the industry.

The event changes its categories of each year. The only that remains beside Woman of the Year is Rising Star, given to the young artist that emerged in the past year. Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Halsey are a few of those who received the award.

Gomez's career

Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, and got her first acting work as Gianna in "Barney & Friends," a children's program popular in the 2000's.

Her success came in 2007 when she started working for Disney, appearing frequently in shows such as "Hannah Montana" and shooting pilots for spin-offs of "Lizzie McGuire" and "The Suite Life." However, she gained notoriety after she starred as Alex Russo on "Wizards of Waverly Place."

Gomez started the music career together with the band The Scene in 2009, with the album "Kiss & Tell." She stayed with the band until 2012 and parted ways to start her solo career.

Gomez released two albums solo so far, "Stars Dance" and "Revival." She has reached the Top 10 albums from Billboard four times.

After a year to treat her lupus, a diagnostic received between 2012 and 2014, Gomez's is coming back to music and has released three songs from her untitled album: "Bad Liar," "Fetish (featuring Gucci Mane)," and "Wolves (featuring Marshmallow)."

Along with her acting and musical career, Gomez has been up to producing TV shows.

Her main series so far is "13 Reasons Why" a teenage drama from Netflix.

She is also a philanthropic, raising awareness and money to foundations like Step Up and Lupus Research Alliance. Gomez is an active ambassador for UNICEF since 2009 and, since 2012, on Ryan Seacrest Foundation.