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. Taylor Swift is the only woman to have more than one award.

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.

Rulebreaker Award[edit]

Trailblazer Award[edit]

Group of the Year[edit]

Chart-Topper[edit]

Icon of the Year[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. ^ Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 'Rising Star' For Women In Music Event
  3. ^ Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star
  4. ^ Nicki Minaj Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' for 2011
  5. ^ Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's 'Rising Star' of 2012
  6. ^ "Janelle Monáe Named Billboard's Rising Star". Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Shania Twain to Receive 'Icon' Award, Halsey Named 'Rising Star' at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Demi Lovato to Receive Billboard's Inaugural 'Rulebreaker' Award; Will Perform at Women in Music". Billboard. November 2, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Paramore's Hayley Williams to Receive Trailblazer Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards". Billboard. 2014. Retrieved Nov 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ . 2016 http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/7580571/kesha-trailblazer-award-billboard-women-in-music-2016. Retrieved Nov 21, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Fifth Harmony to Be Honored as Group of the Year & Perform at Billboard's Women in Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "Meghan Trainor Named 'Chart Topper,' Maren Morris to Receive 'Breakthrough Artist' Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  14. ^ "Stevie Wonder & Clive Davis Honor Aretha Franklin as Women in Music's Icon of the Year". Billboard. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Shania Twain to Receive 'Icon' Award, Halsey Named 'Rising Star' at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6762546/loretta-lynn-legend-2015-women-in-music
  17. ^ "Watch Tori Kelly's Full 'Hollow' Performance From Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld to Host & Perform at Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/women-in-music/6805626/billboard-women-in-music-2015-lady-gaga-selena-gomez-missy-elliott
  20. ^ "Andra Day to Receive 'Powerhouse' Award at Billboard Women In Music 2016". Billboard. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.