Congratulations Janelle Monáe!
Billboard has just shared that they will honor Monáe with the Trailblazer Award at the 13th annual Women in Music event. Each year, this award is given to an artist that “acts as a music industry pioneer by using her platform to spotlight unheard voices and break ground for future generations of performers.”
In a statement, Billboard Editorial Director, Jason Lipshutz said, “Janelle Monáe’s insatiable drive to incorporate new, untold stories into her artistic projects — while synthesizing classic funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and rock — makes her a truly unique voice. Popular music is more interesting today because Janelle Monáe is part of it.”
Earlier this year, Janelle released her album, “Dirty Computer” and since then she has reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200.
In addition to this, Cyndi Lauper has been announced the recipient of Billboard’s Icon Award and Ariana Grande will be honored with the Woman of the Year Award.
Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event takes place on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.
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