Taylor Swift will become the first-ever recipient of Billboard’s Woman of the Decade Award 2019!
Billboard will give the honor to the Lover star, who is deemed “one
of the most accomplished musical artists of all time over the course of
the 2010s.” Swift has landed countless professional achievements,
including five No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 this decade, five No. 1
singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, three worldwide stadium tours
and two Billboard Woman of the Year Awards. The singer-songwriter is
also being honored for her commitment to protecting creative rights,
music education, literacy programs, cancer research, disaster relief and
the Time’s Up initiative.
Morissette is 2019’s Icon Award
recipient for her continuing contribution to the music industry over a
career spanning decades with 21 million albums sold to date. Minaj will
take home the Game Changer award after becoming the first woman to notch
100 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following a year of
high-profile festival appearances and multiple Grammy wins, as well as
her longstanding advocacy for humanitarian efforts and LGBTQ visibility,
Carlile will receive the Trailblazer award. For leading Roc Nation in a
successful 2019 with accomplishments in the world of music, sports,
tech, and gaming, Perez is Billboard’s Executive of the Year.
year’s Rising Star honoree, Hayley Kiyoko, will host the YouTube Music
presented show highlighting the most powerful female artists and
executives in the industry; other sponsors include American Express,
Bumble Bizz, FIJI Water, Honda, JNSQ Wines, Live Nation / Women Nation
and PATRÓN Tequila.