Billboard’s Women In Music Honorees Have Been Announced

And the list features some of V’s favorite musical artists…

Billboard’s 15th annual ‘Women In Music’ event, like many award shows, will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, with host Teyana Taylor live, the night is full of surprises.

Undoubtedly, music has helped individuals through some of the toughest times of 2020. And live at 8 pm ET on Thursday, Dec 10th, fans will be able to honor their favorite artists and most powerful women in music. The celebratory night will highlight singers and songwriters for their contributions to the industry, community, and culture. The list features some of V’s favorite musical artists…

But, to see the full list of honorees, see below: 

Cardi B

Cardi B has released only one major single this year, the song”WAP” ft. Megan thee Stallion. But, the top charter proved powerful enough to name Cardi, the deserving title of — “Women of the Year.” This news follows the artist’s just-released and successfully sold out Reebook collection, and Cardi recently took to Instagram to express feelings about her nomination. The rapper will officially be crown at the live event on Dec.10th to end her successful year.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious “Icon Award,” joining the long list of previous recipients: Alanis MorissetteCyndi LauperMary J. BligeShania Twain, and Aretha Franklin. Rightfully so, the night will celebrate Lopez for her impact on the music industry and the greater artistic community as a whole.

Dolly Parton

Following the news that VMagazine reported earlier this week, Dolly Parton—who helped fund Moderna’s COVID vaccine—will also receive Billboard’s 2020 Hitmaker Award. As a recipient, Dolly Parton will be recognized for her contributions as a songwriter; her compositions have left a long-lasting impact on culture.

Dua Lipa

With the success of her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa will also grace the 2020 Billboard stage. The artist is the honoree set to receive the “Powerhouse Award” due to her music which has dominated streaming, sales, and radio despite the difficult year.

Chloe x Halle

Without a doubt, Chloe x Halle deserves the “Rising Star Award.” The sister-duo has taken social media by storm with their viral backyard tennis court photoshoots and unrecognizable renditions of their hit songs from their album, Ungodly Hour. Photos of the two can be seen in their digital feature, here. To see Chloe x Halle accept their award presented by Honda, tune in on Dec 10th.

Jessie Reyez

 Jessie Reyez will be honored with the American Express Impact Award. The Grammy-Award nominated artist has an impressive list of accomplishments. Starting with her double-platinum hit, “Figures,” major songwriting creds for other superstars, and recent debut-album, Before Love Came to Kill Us, she just added to her discography to name a few.

Brianna Agyemang & Jamila Thomas

And, Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas the trailblazing women behind the #TheShowMustBePaused movement. Following the murder of George Floyd, the night will honor Brianna and Jamila with the 2020 “Executive of the Year Award.”

To stay up-to-date on the 15h annual Women in Music event, follow @billboard on both Instagram & Twitter or connect with them through the hashtag #BBWomenInMusic.

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