The 2018 Billboard Women in Music Awards are held, as the the 13th annual event, in New York City on December 6, 2018.
Billboard Women in Music is an annual event held by Billboard. Its main award is titled Woman of the Year, established to recognize "women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business and who, through their work and continued success, inspire generations of women to take on increasing responsibilities within the field" according to the magazine.
Hayley Kiyoko will honored with the the "Rising Star" award at this year's "Women in Music" event. The event will also honor SZA and Kacey Musgraves. All three artists are being honored because they "are creating necessary space for more personal, authentic expression" "in their respective genres", according to Billboard's vice president of content Ross Scarno. He also refers to them as "three iconoclasts".
Rising Star award Edit
In 2008, Colbie Caillat was honored with Billboard's first Rising Star award because of "her ascent in the pop charts and the repercussion that her music caused." Every year since then, Billboard has honored a female artist with the award. Kiyoko is to receive this honorary award this year and is following in the footsteps of the majorly successful artists listed below.
- 2008: Colbie Caillat
- 2009: Lady Gaga
- 2011: Nicki Minaj
- 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen
- 2014: Ariana Grande
- 2016: Halsey
- 2017: Grace VanderWaal
- 2018: Hayley Kiyoko
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|Won||2015 IFS Film Festival • 2018 MTV Video Music Awards • 2018 Billboard Women in Music Awards|
|Nominated||2018 British LGBT Awards • 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards • 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs|