Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo just needed one album to earn her Billboard’s 2022 Woman of the Year title, putting her in the same company as Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
The former teen actress turned pop star will be named Woman of the Year 2022 at the Billboard Women in Music Awards on March 2. Previous honorees include Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.
Rodrigo became the most breakout star of 2021 with her confessional debut album, breaking chart records, winning numerous awards and nominations. Rodrigo’s exploration of pain, jealousy, and insecurity on “SOUR” broke streaming records and resulted in all 11 songs reaching the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100, making her became the first female artist to achieve this feat.
Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director, said: “Olivia’s trajectory to stardom is something of a pop legend. “Her talent as a storyteller and songwriter has made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to burst onto the stage in years.”
Other recipients at the Billboard Women in Music Awards include Gabby Barrett, Phoebe Bridgers, Doja Cat, Karol G, Bonnie Raitt, Saweetie and Summer Walker.
The awards show will be held at the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, hosted by Ciara. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for this year for the first time at billboardwomeninmusic.com.
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