In her emotional speech, Selena went on to say how she deeply respects the platform she's been given, and thanked all the older women who inspire the younger generation to use their voices.
Breaking down in tears, the "Wolves" singer said, "I think Francia should be getting this award. Honestly, I couldn't be more grateful for the position I've been given in my career from seven to 14 to now", she said in her speech. "I feel incredibly lucky". "I'm not really ashamed", she said.
Selena - who received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa over the summer comments - previously praised her transplant as a "beautiful thing", and believes her operation has "made her" who she is now.
The star confirmed she'd undergone kidney surgery back in mid-September, with the singer taking to Instagram to admit "there aren't enough words to describe how I can possibly thank my lovely friend", along with a photo of the pair holding hands in separate hospital beds.
Selena Gomez Teared Up During Her Billboard's Woman Of The Year Acceptance Speech
The controversy surrounding Allen's personal life has continually led to public criticism for those actors and actresses who work on his films, with Gomez the latest to be quizzed on whether she considered the downsides before signing on to Rainy Day in NY. "She [saved my life]", Gomez said.
"I mean I don't think anybody truly, actually cares". But she has since promised to make a comeback with an "epic album".
Beyonce, Pink, Taylor Swift and Fergie are the former recipients of the award.