Nicki Minaj to receive the Game Changer honor during Billboard’s 14th annual Women in Music event.
Alongside Nicki Minaj, Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile, and Desiree Perez will all receive awards during the celebratory event. According to Billboard, the event recognizes the most powerful women in the industry, both artists and executives.
Alanis Morissette will receive the 2019 Icon Award, uplifting her multi-decade musical career including 21 million albums sold. Brandi Carlile will be awarded the Trailblazer Award for her high-profile festival appearances, Grammy wins and LGBTQ advocacy. Desiree Perez, chief operating officer of Roc Nation earns the Billboard Executive Of The Year title.
Nicki Minaj earned her laurels by becoming the first woman to make 100 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Queens-bred rapper recently made an appearance on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack alongside pop-stars Ariana Grande and Normani, rapping on the song Bad To You.
“Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual opportunity for us to celebrate undeniably influential women from across the industry. This year, with honorees like Alanis Morisette, Brandi Carlile, Desiree Perez and Nicki Minaj, we are excited to highlight a diverse group of women pushing limits and breaking boundaries,” says Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp.
The Women in Music event and red-carpet pre-show on Dec. 12 at YouTube.com/Billboard.