It's the year of Gaga.
The honor was Taylor Swift's in 2014 when she starred at the event, but 2015 has proved to be all Lady Gaga's. Billboard announced today (Sep. 29) the "Applause" singer is 2015's Woman of the Year and will be celebrated at an event held on Dec. 11 at Cipriani Midtown in New York and aired Dec. 18 on Lifetime.
The following day, Dec. 12, Gaga is expected to appear in Las Vegas for a performance with Tony Bennett to celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
"Lady Gaga is an extraordinary artist, emblematic of the strength, courage and fortitude that Lifetime celebrates, and we are thrilled to offer our platform to recognize her in every way she deserves," says Liz Gateley, executive vice president and head of programming at Lifetime.
"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. "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."
Lady Gaga will star in the upcoming series of American Horror Story: Hotel and is currently recording her fifth studio album.
Looks like all the hard work is paying off!