Halsey to Receive 'Rising Star' Award at Billboard Women In Music 2016
Halsey will be honored as part of Billboard's 11th annual Women in Music event, held Dec. 9 in New York City and airing nationally on Lifetime on Dec. 12.
The chart-topping singer-songwriter, who will also perform during the ceremony, is this year's Women in Music 'Rising Star,' recognized for her chart dominance and exceptional, unconventional talent.
“Halsey is the voice of a generation, someone who is an impassioned political advocate and personal artist, the kind who can have a No. 1 single, as she did with ‘Closer,’ and not at all be categorized as your typical pop star," Min says. "Her credibility and talent make her a must-have collaborator for the likes of Justin Bieber and The Chainsmokers. Her incredible talent has earned her this year’s Rising Star award and we look forward to hearing what’s next from her as she continues making music during what we know will be a long and successful career.”
Halsey's debut album BADLANDS went No. 1 on Alternative Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, eventually going Platinum. Despite her newcomer status, the convention-flouting and outspoken artist has sold out two headlining tours, including a headlining show at Madison Square Garden that she sold out within minutes. She's currently perched atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "Closer," her collaboration with The Chainsmokers.
The 11th annual Women in Music event is held Dec. 9 in New York City and airs nationally on Lifetime on Dec. 12. The star-studded event is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.
Madonna is 2016's Woman of the Year award recipient. Shania Twain will receive the 'Icon' award.