Billboard Announces Women In Music Honorees
Ciara, Deborah Harry and Colbie Caillat will be honored at Billboard's third annual Women in Music breakfast, to be held Oct. 24 at New York's St. Regis Hotel.Ciara, Deborah Harry and Colbie Caillat will be honored at Billboard's third annual Women in Music breakfast, to be held Oct. 24 at New York's St. Regis Hotel.
Ciara will receive the Woman of the Year award, which recognizes success as a recording artist and leadership in embracing the changing music business. Harry will be honored with the Icon award, given to a woman whose art and career have blazed trails for successive generations.
Caillat, who broke through last year with her debut album, "CoCo," will receive the Rising Star award, acknowledging early success and greatest potential among artists who have released two or fewer albums.
Billboard's Women in Music issue will be published Oct. 24. The list of executives is selected and ranked by Billboard's editorial staff and does not include artists and songwriters. Billboard editors vote on several criteria: the ability of the executive to green light major projects; the success of that executive in the previous 12 months; and the professional demeanor and leadership demonstrated by the executive.