Congratulations to SZA!
Billboard announced Monday that it will honour the singer, alongside other acts like Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Kiyoko, at the 13th annual Women in Music event in New York City on Dec. 6, in conjunction with the release of its “Women in Music” issue.
Here’s what the publication said of SZA’s impact on the culture:
“SZA will be given the rule breaker award, which recognizes female artists who use their music and platform to defy traditional industry expectations and advance a powerful message for young people. As a dynamic new voice with an uncompromising songwriting vision, SZA has consistently upended the expectations of a modern R&B star while scoring Grammy nominations, multi-platinum hits from her Ctrl album and a prime slot on Top Dawg Entertainment’s best-selling Championship Tour.”
Other female stars who will be honoured at the event include Ariana Grande — who is named Billboard’s Woman of the Year, Janelle Monáe–who will receive the Trailblazer award, and Cyndi Lauper, who will receive the Icon award at the event.
Congratulations to all of them.