American singer and actress Selena Gomez has successfully clinched the top spot of Billboard’s Chart Topper this year.
According to a report, Gomez, 23, will be handed the award at the annual Women in Music event, which will take place on Dec. 11, at the Cipriani Midtown in New York City.
— billboard (@billboard) October 28, 2015
The Chart Topper award provides recognition to artists who have achieved “major career milestones” on Billboards charts all throughout the year.
The “Come and Get It” singer reached the top of the Billboard 200 earlier this month with her album Revival, which managed to sell more than 117,000 equivalent album units during its first week.
Meanwhile, her single “Good for You” featuring A$AP Rocky has become Gomez’s fastest ever platinum seller and highest-charting single for Billboard Hot 100. The single has also been at the pinnacle of the Top 40 list for three weeks already.
“In the last few months, Selena has broken onto the scene as an adult, and come into her own as an artist with the success of Revival,” said the co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, Janice Min.
Currently, Gomez has now sold a total of almost 6.7 million album units, and over 22 million sales for her singles.
The Texas native recently thanked her fans because of Revival’s huge success.
“I just wanna say thank you to all you guys for the past few weeks,” she told her 34 million followers on Twitter. “Reminds me of why I do what I do!”
I just wanna say thank you to all you guys for the past few weeks. Reminds me of why I do what I do! — Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 20, 2015
The recipient of Billboard’s Chart Topper award last year was Iggy Azalea, after her single “Fancy” surpassed Lil’ Kim’s as the longest-leading single in chart history.
Other awardees in this year’s Women in Music event include Lady Gaga as Woman of the Year, and Brittany Howard as Powerhouse artist, among others.