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Billboard Women in Music

Billboard Women in Music is an annual event held by Billboard. Its main award is titled Woman of the Year, established to recognize "women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business and who, through their work and continued success, inspire generations of women to take on increasing responsibilities within the field" according to the magazine.[1]Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monáe, and Ariana Grande are the only women who have more than one award.

Woman of the Year award

In 2007, Reba McEntire was honored with Billboard's first Woman of the Year Award because of "her success as a recording artist, contributions to the business, and leadership in embracing the changing music business."[1] Every year since then, Billboard has honored a female artist with the award. Taylor Swift is the only woman to be honored twice. The most recent winner of this award is Ariana Grande.[2]

Rising Star award

In 2008, Colbie Caillat was honored with Billboard's first Rising Star award because of "her ascent in the pop charts and the repercussion that her music caused." Every year since then, Billboard has honored a female artist with the award.

Triple Threat Award

In 2010, Lea Michele was honored with Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award because of her "excellence in performance across acting, singing and dancing."[9]

Rulebreaker Award

The Rulebreaker Award recognizes female artists who use their music and platform to defy traditional industry expectations and advance a powerful message for young people.[8]Demi Lovato was the first to be honored with the award in 2015.

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer award is awarded to a female artist who acts as a music industry pioneer by using her platform to spotlight unheard voices and break ground for future generations of performers.[11]Haley Williams was the first to be honored for the award in 2014.

Group of the Year

Chart-Topper

Icon of the Year

The icon award is give to a female artist of extraordinary accomplishment, who has made historic contributions to the industry and artistry.[11]Aretha Franklin was the first to be honored with the award in 2014.

Impact Award

The Impact Award was given for the first time to Solange Knowles because she "uses her voice to empower and develop new leaders of tomorrow through their on-air persona, platform, and philanthropic efforts to inspire social change across the masses".

Legend Award

Big Artist

Hitmaker

Innovator

The Innovator Award recognizes female artists who challenge musical convention, create positive change and contribute new ideas both in and outside of their creative work.[8]

Powerhouse

Executives of the Year

  • 2018: Danielle Aguirre, Jacqueline Charlesworth, Susan Genco, and Dina LaPolt[25]

References

  1. ^ a b "McEntire Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year". Billboard. 2007. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Ariana Grande Is Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 'Rising Star' For Women In Music Event
  4. ^ "Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011
  6. ^ "Janelle Monáe Named Billboard's Rising Star". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Kelsea Ballerini Accepts Rising Star Honor at Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e "SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko to Be Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event". Billboard. November 11, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award At Women in Music". Billboard. November 17, 2010. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Demi Lovato to Receive Billboard's Inaugural 'Rulebreaker' Award; Will Perform at Women in Music". Billboard. November 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ a b c d "Janelle Monáe and Cyndi Lauper to Be Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event". Billboard. 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Paramore's Hayley Williams to Receive Trailblazer Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Kesha to Receive Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Fifth Harmony to Be Honored as Group of the Year & Perform at Billboard's Women in Music". Billboard. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX & Jessie J to Be Honored at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "Selena Gomez Accepts Chart-Topper Award at Billboard's Women in Music: Read Her Full Speech". Billboard. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Meghan Trainor Named 'Chart Topper,' Maren Morris to Receive 'Breakthrough Artist' Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Stevie Wonder & Clive Davis Honor Aretha Franklin as Women in Music's Icon of the Year". Billboard. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Shania Twain to Receive 'Icon' Award, Halsey Named 'Rising Star' at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6762546/loretta-lynn-legend-2015-women-in-music
  21. ^ "Watch Tori Kelly's Full 'Hollow' Performance From Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld to Host & Perform at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6805626/billboard-women-in-music-2015-lady-gaga-selena-gomez-missy-elliott
  24. ^ "Andra Day to Receive 'Powerhouse' Award at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. November 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  25. ^ "Women in Music 2018: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.



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