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Olivia Rodrigo is 2022’s Billboard Woman of the Year

Billboard has announced that Olivia Rodrigo is this year’s Woman Of The Year. A recognition that she will receive on March 2.

Billboard’s Women in Music Honors Olivia Rodrigo

Billboard’s annual Women in Music Awards honors the top female artists, producers, and executives who’ve made huge strides in the music industry that year. Each year, Billboard awards the highest honor of Woman of the Year. The event will take place on March 2 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. 

Reba McEntire was the first to receive the award in 2007. To clairfy, Cardi B was the last recipient for the 2020 honor since 2021 was a Covid cancellation. Taylor Swift is the only woman who received the award twice — in 2011 and in 2014. Other notable women who have received the recognition include Cardi B; Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna and Lady Gaga.


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“Olivia’s trajectory to superstardom is the stuff of pop music legend;” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director, in a statement. “Her talents as a storyteller and songwriter; have made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to explode onto the scene in years. Connecting with audiences across generations through emotionally charged songs about heartbreak, jealousy and growing up. She’s achieved absolutely incredible chart success for a debut artist. We are thrilled to celebrate her unique voice, and the enormous impact she’s had on fans around the globe in such a short time.”

More Powerhouse Women Will Receive Awards And Perform

2009 Woman of the Year, Ciara, will host this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards show. Some powerhouse women in the industry who will both perform and receive an award. Gabby Barrett will sing and receive the Rising Star Award. In addition Phoebe Bridgers not only performs but takes the Trailblazer honor. After making history as the first trio of women to Top 3 of Billboard’s Chart, Doja Cat garners the well deserved Powerhouse Award. Performing as well are Karol G, Saweetie, and Summer Walker who will all receive honors as well.

For the first time ever, tickets will be available to the public for the Women in Music Awards. More information about the event and tickets is available here.

It’s important to mention that Olivia is the first Asian woman to receive this honor. Currently, she is  gearing up to kick off her SOUR tour which starts this April. Find more information here!

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