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Pink to Receive Woman of the Year Award

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Pink Will Receive Billboard’s Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Billboard’s Women in Music Event Dec. 10 in New York City

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Her family and friends know her as Alecia Moore, but to the rest of the world she’s known as Pink.

And the edgy pop star can now add one more achievement to her already extensive list. Billboard announced Monday that Pink will receive its Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City.

For the last eight years Billboard has celebrated one hardworking female in the music industry, honouring her accomplishments over the past 12 months, and acknowledges her overall success in the music business and her leadership in embracing the changing industry.

“I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year,” says Pink.  “It’s been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album.”

The Truth About Love, Pink’s sixth full-length album, shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following its release last September. It has sold 1.7 million copies,  and put her single, “Just Give Me a Reason,” at No. 1 on the Hot 100. If that wasn’t enough, the album also earned her a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.

“Pink has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we’re thrilled to recognize her successes by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award,” says Bill Werde, Billboard’s Editorial Director.  “When our 2013 mid-year numbers were released, she had the top-selling album and song for a woman, and a blockbuster, sold-out, international arena tour. Earlier this year, “Just Give Me a Reason,” topped the Billboard Hot 100, extending her amazingly consistent chart success which dates back to her arrival in 2000. Combine all of this with a spirit that inspires fans of every stripe, and you arrive at the remarkable package that is Pink.  She will undoubtedly continue to accomplish great milestones in the years to come.”

Currently, Pink is jet setting around the world for her The Truth About Love Tour, which has now been extended to a total of 140 shows worldwide due to popular demand.

 

 

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