By Ahsinet Monee
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
SZA was named as one of the latest honorees for Billboard’s upcoming Women in Music event.
On Monday, Billboard announced that 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.
Billboard continued to say, “Sza has a dynamic new voice with an uncompromising songwriting vision, she 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 honorees include, Kacey Mausgraues who will receive the Innovator Award, as well as, Hayley Kiyoko who will receive the Rising Star Award. Janelle Monáe will be honored with the Trailblazer Award and Ariana Grande will be honored with the Woman of the Year Award.
The 13th annual Women in Music event’s red carpet pre-show in New York City will be broadcast live on Twitter from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 6.
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