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.[1]

Woman of the Decade Award[edit]

Taylor Swift was honored with the first-ever Woman of the Decade Award, for being "one of the most accomplished musical artists of all time over the course of the 2010s".[2]

Woman of the Year Award[edit]

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 first and only woman to be honored more than once. The most recent winner is Billie Eilish. She is the youngest artist to ever be honored with the award. [3]

Rising Star Award[edit]

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[edit]

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."[10]

Rulebreaker Award[edit]

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.[9] Demi Lovato was the first to be honored with the award in 2015.

Trailblazer Award[edit]

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.[12] Hayley Williams was the first to be honored for the award in 2014.

Group of the Year[edit]

Chart-Topper Award[edit]

Icon Award[edit]

The Icon Award is give to a female artist of extraordinary accomplishment, who has made historic contributions to the industry and artistry.[12] Aretha Franklin was the first to be honored with the award in 2014.

Impact Award[edit]

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[edit]

Breakthrough Artist[edit]

Hitmaker Award[edit]

Innovator Award[edit]

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.[9]

Powerhouse Award[edit]

Game Changer Award[edit]

The Game Changer Award was given for the first time to Nicki Minaj after "becoming the first woman to notch 100 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart".

Executives of the Year[edit]

  • 2015: Emma Banks, Carol Kinzel, Marlene Tsuchii, Sara Newkirk Simon, Samantha Kirby Yoh, Natalia Nastaskin, Marsha Vlasic, Caroline Yim, Marcie Allen, Jennifer Breithaupt, Debra Curtis, Sara Clemens, Tamara Hrivnak, Vivien Lewis, Heather Moosnick, Katie Schlosser, Monica Escobedo, Julie Gurovitsch, Lindsay Shookus, Debra Lee, Sarah Moll, Brittany Schreiber, Dawn Soler, Lia Vollack, Lori Badgett, Martha Henderson, Julie Boos, Mary Ann McCready, Michele Anthony, Candace Berry, Maria Fernandez, Wendy Goldstein, Julie Greenwald, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Allison Jones, Michelle Jubelirer, Cindy Mabe, Sylvia Rhone, Brenda Romano, Jacqueline Saturn, Julie Swidler, Dana DuFine, Maureen Ford, Amy Howe, Ali Harnell, Debra Rathwell, Kathy Willard, Lee Ann Callahan-Longo, Allison Kaye, Sarah Stennett, Ty Stiklorius, Elizabeth Matthews, Ann Sweeney, Kelli Turner, Jody Gerson, Jennifer Knoepfle, Carianne Marshall, Sas Metcalfe, Katie Vinten, Jess Besack, Sharon Dastur, Anya Grundmann [28]
  • 2018: Danielle Aguirre, Jacqueline Charlesworth, Susan Genco, and Dina LaPolt[31]
  • 2019: Desiree Perez [32]

Women of the Year in Music[edit]

  • 2018 Women of the Year in Music [33]

Latrice Burnett, Jennifer Hirsch-Davis - Island Records Nicki Farag - Def Jam Records Lori Feldman, Hildi Snodgrass - Warner Bros. Records Maria Fernandez - Sony Music Latin Andrea Ganis, Camille Hackney, Julliette Jones - Atlantic Records Wendy Goldstein, Sharon Dastur, Katina Bynum, Kerri Mackar - Republic Records Ethiopia Habtemariam - Motown Records Allison Jones - Big Machine Label Group Celine Joshua, Jennifer Baltimore, Elsa Yep - Universal Music Group Michelle Jubelirer - Capitol Music Group Sasha Junk - Kidz Bop Cris Lacy, Taylor Lindsey - Warner Music Nashville Cindy Mabe - Universal Music Nashville Jennifer Mallory - Columbia Records Sylvia Rhone, Traci Adams - Epic Records Brenda Romano, Annie Lee, Nicole Wyskoarko, Erika Savage -Interscope Geffen A&M Julie Swidler, Deirdre McDonald, Jennifer Fowler - Sony Music Entertainment Carolyn Williams, Camille Yorrick - RCA Records Desiree Perez - Roc Nation Dia Simms - Combs Enterprises Sarah Stennett - First Access Entertainment Ama Walton - BMG, Dana DuFine, Debra Rathwell, Brooke Michael Kain - AEG Amy Howe - Ticketmaster North America Kate McMahon, Sara Winter-Banks - Messina Touring Group Kathy Willard, Heather Parry, Maureen Ford, Tara Traub - Live Nation Entertainment Emma Banks, Marlene Tsuchii, Carole Kinzel, Caroline Yim - Creative Artists Agency Natalia Nastaskin, Cheryl Paglierani - United Talent Agency Yves C. Pierre, Jacqueline Reynolds-Drumm - ICM Partners

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Taylor Swift Will Receive First-Ever Woman of the Decade Honor at Billboard's Women in Music". Billboard. 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Billie Eilish Named Billboard's Woman of the Year 2019". Billboard. 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 'Rising Star' For Women In Music Event". Billboard. Sep 28, 2009. Retrieved Apr 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
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  11. ^ "Demi Lovato to Receive Billboard's Inaugural 'Rulebreaker' Award; Will Perform at Women in Music". Billboard. November 2, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
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  13. ^ "Paramore's Hayley Williams to Receive Trailblazer Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved Nov 14, 2014.
  14. ^ "Kesha to Receive Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. 2016. Retrieved Nov 21, 2016.
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