Congratulations, Selena Gomez!
The 23-year-old singer’s latest LP, Revival, is her most personal project yet, and fans and critics have noticed her hard work. Recently, Gomez enjoyed the fruits of her labor when Billboard named her Chart-Topper of the Year at it’s Women in Music event, which aired on Lifetime Friday.
At the pre-recorded event, Gomez was introduced by her The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving costar Paul Rudd, who shared warm words about the honoree’s kindness and art.
With hit singles “Good For You,” “Same Old Love” and newly released “Hands to Myself,” it’s hard to argue Gomez’s talent as a singer.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting me for not just this record but for all the times that I wanted to create something special and stumbling along the way, figuring out what my sound was,” she said of her musical comeback.
“This album in particular was such a transition record for me, and I have so much still to prove and work on, but I would not be here if I couldn’t do what I love without you guys.”
Gomez went on to thank her team and label Interscope Records, adding “they completely gave me the freedom to do what I love, and I didn’t really know what that was at first and they stuck with me for a year figuring out what that was.”
Prior to her acceptance speech, the former Disney Channel darling performed a slowed-down version of “Good For You.”
Also at the Women in Music event, the magazine recognized Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard (Powerhouse), Missy Elliott (Innovator), Kelsea Ballerini (Rising Star), Loretta Lynn (Legend), Fifth Harmony (Group of the Year), Tori Kelly (Breakthrough), Lana Del Rey (Trailblazer), Demi Lovato (Rulebreaker), and Lady Gaga with the top honor of Woman of the Year.