Pink named Billboard Woman of the Year in Music

The singer has sold more than 40 million records

Pop superstar P!nk has been named Woman of the Year in Music by Billboard. The singer will accept the award at an event on December 10th in New York City.

P!nk, born Alecia Moore, has had a big year by scoring her fourth number one single with “Just Give Me a Reason,” a duet with Fun’s Nate Ruess, making her feature film debut in Thanks For Sharing with Gwenyth Paltrow, extended her tour to 140 dates due to overwhelming demand, and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for her album The Truth About Love, released last September.

“I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year,” P!nk said of the honor.  “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.”

Billboard reports that each of P!nk’s subsequent five albums have peaked inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, and that the singer has had 14 top 10 singles. She has also sold over 40 million records and 65 million singles including 20 million digital tracks.

This is the eighth annual event that Billboard has honored the most powerful and talented women in the music business. The first Woman of the Year in Music award went to country legend Reba McEntire in 2007 with Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry all receiving previous honors as well.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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