Billboard is excited to announce today that singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will be honored at this year's Women in Music event with the "Rule Breaker" award. Cara will receive the designation, which celebrates a boundary-pushing female music star whose approach defies the conventional, at the New York City gala on December 9, before the event airs December 12 on Lifetime.
Cara first broke into the Top 40 world in late 2015 with her anxious, spellbinding crossover hit "Here," which eventually peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 2016, and also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Pop Songs charts. The artist has scored three further top 40 hits on Pop Songs in 2016: "Wild Things" (No. 14, June), the Troye Sivan duet "Wild" (No. 30, Aug), and "Scars to Your Beautiful" (No. 7, Dec), the last of which just hit a new peak of No. 15 on the Hot 100.