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Shania Twain to receive ‘Icon’ Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016


Shania Twain will be honoured by Billboard at the Women in Music event.

The event will be held in New York City on December 9, where Madonna will also be honoured with the Woman of the Year award.

The two won’t be the only ones being awarded on the night, Halsey will also be honoured for her contributions to the music industry.

The ‘Icon’ award, which will be given to Shania Twain, celebrates an artist whose historic contributions to the music industry establish them among the highest class of performers.

The president and creative officer of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, Janice Min, said that Shania Twain’s contributions paved the way for a new generation of country stars.

“Shania Twain is a groundbreaking artist whose successful country-pop crossover blazed the trail for a new generation of country stars like Taylor Swift. She’s fearless in her career, following her own path and pushing the boundaries of the country music genre as she creates music that has proven to be timeless. She is revered in the industry and we are honoured to present the Icon award to her.”

Halsey will also be given the ‘Rising Star’ award in recognition for ‘her chart dominance and exceptional, unconventional talent.’



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