Shania Twain will receive the 2016 Women in Music “Icon” award during Billboard’s 11th annual Women in Music event later this year. The award is presented to artists whose contributions to the music industry put them among the highest class of performers. Billboard’s annual Women in Music event will be held in New York City on December 9 and will air nationally on Lifetime on December 12.
· Singer-songwriter Halsey will be presented with this year’s Women in Music “Rising Star” award, while Madonna will receive the 2016 Woman of the Year award.
· During last year’s ceremony, Kelsea Ballerini was honored with the “Rising Star” Award and Loretta Lynn received the “Legend” award.