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 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. Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are the only women to have more than one award. The most recent winner of this award is Selena Gomez[2].

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.

  • 2008: Colbie Caillat

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."[5]

Rulebreaker Award[edit]

Trailblazer Award[edit]

Group of the Year[edit]

Chart-Topper[edit]

Icon of the Year[edit]

Impact Award[edit]

Legend Award[edit]

Breakthrough[edit]

Hitmaker[edit]

Innovator[edit]

Powerhouse[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "McEntire Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year". Billboard. 2007. Retrieved Sep 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Selena Gomez Accepts 'Woman of the Year' at Billboard Women in Music 2017: 'I Respect the Platform That I Have So Deeply'". Retrieved 2017-12-10. 
  3. ^ Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 'Rising Star' For Women In Music Event
  4. ^ Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011
  5. ^ "Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award At Women in Music". Billboard. November 17, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Demi Lovato to Receive Billboard's Inaugural 'Rulebreaker' Award; Will Perform at Women in Music". Billboard. November 2, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Paramore's Hayley Williams to Receive Trailblazer Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved Nov 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kesha to Receive Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. 2016. Retrieved Nov 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fifth Harmony to Be Honored as Group of the Year & Perform at Billboard's Women in Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  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. 
  11. ^ "Meghan Trainor Named 'Chart Topper,' Maren Morris to Receive 'Breakthrough Artist' Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  12. ^ "Stevie Wonder & Clive Davis Honor Aretha Franklin as Women in Music's Icon of the Year". Billboard. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Shania Twain to Receive 'Icon' Award, Halsey Named 'Rising Star' at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6762546/loretta-lynn-legend-2015-women-in-music
  15. ^ "Watch Tori Kelly's Full 'Hollow' Performance From Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld to Host & Perform at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6805626/billboard-women-in-music-2015-lady-gaga-selena-gomez-missy-elliott
  18. ^ "Andra Day to Receive 'Powerhouse' Award at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.