Billboard Women in Music
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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. 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 awardEdit
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." 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.
Rising Star awardEdit
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 AwardEdit
- 2010: Lea Michele
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. Demi Lovato was the first to be honored with the award in 2015.
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. Haley Williams was the first to be honored for the award in 2014.
Group of the YearEdit
Icon of the YearEdit
The icon award is give to a female artist of extraordinary accomplishment, who has made historic contributions to the industry and artistry. Aretha Franklin was the first to be honored with the award in 2014.
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".
- 2017: Solange Knowles
- 2014: Charli XCX
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.
Executives of the YearEdit
- "McEntire Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year". Billboard. 2007. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- "Ariana Grande Is Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
- Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 'Rising Star' For Women In Music Event
- "Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011
- "Janelle Monáe Named Billboard's Rising Star". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "Kelsea Ballerini Accepts Rising Star Honor at Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko to Be Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event". Billboard. November 11, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
- "Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award At Women in Music". Billboard. November 17, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Demi Lovato to Receive Billboard's Inaugural 'Rulebreaker' Award; Will Perform at Women in Music". Billboard. November 2, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
- "Janelle Monáe and Cyndi Lauper to Be Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event". Billboard. 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
- "Paramore's Hayley Williams to Receive Trailblazer Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved Nov 14, 2014.
- "Kesha to Receive Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. 2016. Retrieved Nov 21, 2016.
- "Fifth Harmony to Be Honored as Group of the Year & Perform at Billboard's Women in Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
- "Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX & Jessie J to Be Honored at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Meghan Trainor Named 'Chart Topper,' Maren Morris to Receive 'Breakthrough Artist' Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
- "Stevie Wonder & Clive Davis Honor Aretha Franklin as Women in Music's Icon of the Year". Billboard. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- "Shania Twain to Receive 'Icon' Award, Halsey Named 'Rising Star' at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- "Watch Tori Kelly's Full 'Hollow' Performance From Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- "Hailee Steinfeld to Host & Perform at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Andra Day to Receive 'Powerhouse' Award at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
- "Women in Music 2018: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
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