Kesha will be honored with Billboard's Women in Music Trailblazer award at the 11th annual event, to be held Dec. 9 in New York City and airing nationally on Lifetime on Dec. 12.
"By combining artistic fearlessness with unbounded creative energy, Kesha has continually pushed the limits of what was once thought possible in pop music," said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. "She's a force on stage, an inspiration in person and a true Trailblazer for millions of music fans around the world."
Kesha's debut single "Tik Tok" held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks in 2010 and still claims the fifth-best digital sales week ever with more than 610,000 units sold of the single. Her first album, Animal, topped the Billboard 200 that same year and her follow-up, Warrior, hit No. 6 in 2012.