Shania Twain To Receive 'Icon' Award
October 26, 2016 at 8:40 AM (PT)
MERCURY NASHVILLE artist SHANIA TWAIN will receive the "ICON" Award at BILLBOARD's WOMEN IN MUSIC event, set for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th in NEW YORK CITY and airing on MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th on LIFETIME-TV. TWAIN will be celebrated alongside MADONNA, who has been named the "WOMAN OF THE YEAR," and HALSEY, who has been named this year's "RISING STAR," an honor that went to KELSEA BALLERINI last YEAR (NET NEWS 11/11).
"SHANIA TWAIN is a groundbreaking artist whose successful Country-Pop crossover blazed the trail for a new generation of Country stars like TAYLOR SWIFT, BILLBOARD's 2014 'WOMAN OF THE YEAR,' and CARRIE UNDERWOOD," said THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER-BILLBOARD MEDIA GROUP's JANICE MIN. "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 honored to present the 'ICON' Award to her."