Kesha to Receive Billboard’s Women in Music Trailblazer Award

Billboard’s Women in Music Trailblazer award will be presented to Kesha at the event’s ceremony in New York City on Dec. 9.

“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 in an official statement. “She’s a force on stage, an inspiration in person and a true Trailblazer for millions of music fans around the world.”

Among Kesha’s many accomplishments, her debut single, “Tik Tok,” was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten weeks in 2010 and also resulted in her having the fifth-best digital sales week ever. Her first two albums, Animal and Warrior, sat high on the Billboard 200 chart as well. Her most recent career headlines have surrounded her lawsuit against her longtime producer at Sony, Dr. Luke, for alleged sexual assault and emotional abuse.

Kesha thanked Billboard for the honor via Instagram.

🌼 thank you to @billboard for giving me the trailblazer award !!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️💛🌼

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At the event, which will air on Lifetime on Dec. 12, Madonna will be named the Woman of the Year, Shania Twain will receive the Icon award, Halsey will receive the Rising Star Award, Andra Day will receive the Powerhouse Award, Meghan Trainor will receive the Chart Topper award, and Maren Morris will receive the Breakthrough Artist award.