Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 9:33am
Beyoncé To Be Named Billbaord’s ‘Woman Of The Year’
To be honored at Billboard Women In Music Event
Yesterday, Billboard Magazine announced that Beyoncé
Carter will be honored with its Woman Of The Year Award at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event, October 2nd in New York City.
The honor is given to a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas over the past 12 months.
Beyoncé, who is the only performer in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to top the chart for 10 weeks or more with a group and as a solo artist. Over the last year however, ‘s dropped her third solo album “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November and features the hit singles “If I Were A Boy,” “Single Ladies,” “Halo,” “Ego” and “Sweet Dreams.” In addition she embarked on her “I Am…” world tour in which she gave 2,500 tickets to families affected by the auto industry crisis in Detroit, joining forces with General Mills, Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to deliver 3.5 million meals to local food banks.
“Beyoncé is a multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor,” Billboard’s Editorial Director Bill Werde said in a statement. “She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes.”
The Billboard Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business and is also held in conjunction with the Women In Music Power Players List issue, which recognizes the top female music executives who are leading the industry with their artistic and business vision.