Pink Named Billboard Woman Of The Year
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.16.2013
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Billboard has named Pink (Alecia Moore) as the Woman of the Year for 2013. She will accept the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on December 10 in New York City. This will finish off a big year for Pink, who earned her fourth #1 single on the Hot 100 this year with "Just Give Me A Reason", a duet with Fun.'s Nate Ruess.
Pink said: "I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year. It's been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album."
Pink released her sixth, full-length album last September, The Truth About Love. The album was #1 on the Billboard 200. The songs "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Try," "Just Give Me a Reason" and "True Love" all had significant airplay. She is touring to support the new album, which had 140 dates due to fan demand. The album also got a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Her first album, 2000's Can't Take Me Home, had two top ten hits: "There You Go" and "Most Girls". From there she had her first #1 hit, a featuring role on Moulin Rouge's "Lady Marmalade" cover with Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim and Mya. All five of her later albums debuted in the top ten of the Billboard 200, with her first #1 last year. She has sold over 40 million albums and 65 million singles, including 20 million digital songs. It includes fourteen top ten singles, with "Lady Marmalade," "So What," "Raise Your Glass" and "Just Give Me a Reason" all hitting #1.
Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde said: "P!nk has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we're thrilled to recognize her successes by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award. When our 2013 mid-year numbers were released, she had the top-selling album and song for a woman, and a blockbuster, sold-out, international arena tour. Earlier this year, 'Just Give Me a Reason,' topped the Billboard Hot 100, extending her amazingly consistent chart success which dates back to her arrival in 2000. Combine all of this with a spirit that inspires fans of every stripe, and you arrive at the remarkable package that is P!nk. She will undoubtedly continue to accomplish great milestones in the years to come."
The Billboard Women in Music event was in its eighth year. It celebrates the "most powerful and talented women" in the music business, and comes out along with the release of the Billboard Women in Music Power Players list. This year's event will take place on December 10 in New York City. Katy Perry won in 2012, following previous winners Taylor Swift and Beyonce.