By Creative Media TimesJust days after winning top honors at the American Music Awards, Billie Eilish is set to be awarded with Billboard’s 2019 ‘Woman of the Year.’
The 17 year old singer and songwriter is set to be awarded at Billboard’s Women in Music event on Dec. 12, making her the youngest recipient of the title.
“Billie has disrupted the entertainment industry through her music and social media platforms, leaving an indelible impact on the global cultural zeitgeist,” says Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director. “Her ability to speak to the Gen-Z population, making teens and young adults feel accepted in today’s society has quickly allowed Eilish to grow to the top of the charts, breaking the mold for this generation with her electric hair-color and sharp attitude.”
Previous honorees include Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, who will receive Billboard’s inaugural Woman of the Decade honor.
Earlier this year, Eilish’s debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” debuted at No. 1 Billboard’s album chart. One of the singles in the album, “Bad Guy” reached number one on Billboard Hot 100, ending the record-breaking 19-week run of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Eilish is set to embark on a massive world tour in 2020.