Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year

November 1, 2017 - 6:15am

Selena Gomez has been named Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year. The singer, actress and TV producer will receive her honor November 30th at the publication's annual Women in Music gala, which this year will be held in Los Angeles and streamed live on Twitter.

John Amato, president of the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Media Group, says Selena "continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice. She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others."

In addition to scoring a string of hits including "Same Old Love," "Hands to Myself," "Bad Liar" and "It Ain't Me," Selena's recent activities include executive-producing the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, signing endorsement deals with Coach and Puma, serving as an ambassador for UNICEF, and raising money for the Lupus Research Alliance.

Meanwhile, Selena kicked off the week by taking a casual bike ride past a Studio City, California, high school. In case students didn't recognize the celebrity as she rode by, her and assistant were rocking out to Gomez's new collaboration with Marshmello, "Wolves." Gomez was kind enough to pull over and hang out with fans, including one shy toddler who told the singer that she didn't like "Wolves."