Billboard‘s 2022 Women in Music Awards are returning to Los Angeles and they will be celebrating experienced and new female artists alike.
Taking place March 2 at the YouTube Theater in L.A., this year’s event will be hosted by Ciara. For the first time ever, tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards will be available for purchase. You can pre-register for tickets here, which go on sale in February.
The annual Women in Music Awards recognizes the industry's top female artists, producers, and executives for their contribution to the biz and their communities. During the event, all of the honorees perform and are presented with their awards.
As for honorees this year, Bonnie Raitt will receive the Icon Award, Gabby Barrett will receive the Rising Star Award presented by Honda, and Phoebe Bridgers will be presented with the Trailblazer Award. Doja Cat will be honored with the Powerhouse Award, Karol G will receive the Rule Breaker Award, Saweetie will be presented with the Game Changer Award, and Summer Walker will receive the Chartbreaker Award.
Additionally, Reservoir Media’s Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
“We are once again thrilled to recognize a diverse group of incredibly powerful women driving the music business and shaping pop culture,” said Billboard’s editorial director, Hannah Karp. “From legendary acts to those just beginning to make a name for themselves, these are all women pushing the envelope and inspiring fans around the world with their musicality, determination, attitude and style. We are thrilled to bring these influencers together for a night of incredible performances and inspiring conversation about the future of music.”
“Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual opportunity for us to celebrate undeniably influential women from across the industry,” said Julian Holguin, president of Billboard. “From Doja Cat to Karol G, Saweetie and Bonnie Raitt, we couldn’t be more thrilled to honor this diverse group of women pushing limits and breaking down boundaries with a show stopping live event, and for the first time, invite fans to join in on the celebration in-person.”
Additional honorees, including the 2022 Woman of the Year Award recipient, performers, celebrity presenters, and more have yet to be announced. The 2022 Billboard Women in Music Awards will stream live on March 2, with more details coming soon.
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