The pop star will receive the award on December 7th
The Hollywood Reporter will honor Adele with this year’s prestigious Sherry Lansing Leadership Award during the organization’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast gala on December 7th in Los Angeles. Attended by more than 750 industry leaders and VIPs, the invite-only gala coincides with the release of The Hollywood Reporter’s highly anticipated Women in Entertainment issue, which highlights the Power 100, a list of the most powerful female executives and talent in entertainment.
“We are beyond thrilled that Adele will be our Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree at this year’s Women in Entertainment event,” states co-editors-in-chief Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Maer Roshan. “Adele has had a groundbreaking career that has established her as one of the all-time greats: a brilliant songwriter, a stunning vocalist, a top-notch performer and an artist whose talents have no limit. She has set a standard of excellence not only as a female performer, but a performer, period. Her accolades _ from multiple Grammys to her Emmy and Oscar _ attest to that. In addition, she’s used her platform to inspire and help others. She is truly deserving of this award.”
The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award recognizes trailblazers and philanthropists in entertainment and media and was established in honor of Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a Hollywood studio. Lansing is the former CEO of Paramount Pictures. Past recipients of this honor include Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and Viola Davis.
“Adele is a singular talent who has captivated the world with her incredible music. Beyond that, she paved the way for female artists to embrace their authentic selves and define their own voices and careers at a critical moment for women in music, empowering countless other female artists to do the same. I could not be more thrilled that Adele is receiving the award that bears my name,” shares Sherry Lansing.
Adele is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, with more than 120 million records sold worldwide. She has received numerous accolades, including a staggering 16 Grammys, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Widely recognized as one of the most impactful artists of the 21st century, the release of her groundbreaking and acclaimed album 21 in 2011 transformed popular music and ushered in a new era of the relatable, stripped-back pop star. 25, her third studio album, was released in 2015 breaking first-week sales records in the UK and US and is the only album in the US to sell over three million copies in a week. Adele’s fourth and most recent studio album, 30, was the best-selling album of 2021 worldwide. Her current concert residency in Las Vegas, Weekends with Adele, has become a critical and commercial success and will wrap its two year run in 2024.