ARIANA GRANDE, JANELLE MONAE, KACEY MUSGRAVES AND CYNDI LAUPER HONORED AT BILLBOARD WOMEN IN MUSIC 2018 IN NYC!

Janelle Monae looked fierce in a Gareth Pugh suit while Ariana Grande was every inch the pop princess in a custom Christian Siriano mini dress at the Billboard Women In Music 2018 celebration, held at Pier 36 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.

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Also in attendance as female music artists were recognized were Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Lauren Jauregui, Ashley Graham and the night’s host, Brit star, Ellie Goulding.

Honorees included trailblazer Monae, rising star Hayley Kiyoko, country star Kacey Musgraves, Cyndi Lauper and the woman of the hour – Ariana Grande – who was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Grande accepted her accolade from music veteran Patti LaBelle, telling the audience, “A lot of people would look at someone in my position right now… and think, ‘She’s really got her s**t together, she’s really on it, she’s got it all.’ And I do. But as far as my personal life, I really have no idea what the f**k I’m doing.”

She added, “I just wanna say…if you’re someone out there who has no idea what the next chapter is gonna bring, you’re not alone in that.”

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