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Billboard Women in Music: Janelle Monae, P!nk, Melanie Fiona, and More


PINK_JANELLETuesday at NYC’s Capitale, luminaires from the music industry celebrated the top women in the business at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event. P!nk was named Woman of the Year, while was honored as the Billboard Rising Star. Among the top women in music were:
Debra Lee – Chairman & CEO, BET Networks
– EVP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Group & SVP, Motown Records
Bozoma Saint John – Director, Cultural Branding, Music & Entertainment Marketing, PepsiCo

Other notable names in attendance were , Skylar Diggins, and Vashtie Kola. Indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara, and breakout synth rock band, , honored P!nk and Janelle Monáe respectively with covers of P!nk’s “Just Like a Pill” and Janelle’s “Tightrope.” of fun. was also at the event to honor the two women with whom he has collaborated and received Grammy Award nominations. The event was presented by COVERGIRL, Nikon, Target and .

BILL_JANELLEJanelle Monae:
“I was inspired to create the change that I wanted to see, which the electric lady was. The electric lady is bold, fearless; she stands up for those voices who are often ignored.”

“I want to use this award as motivation to keep writing more songs and cultivating new ideas and help all the young women across the world to truly embrace the things that make them unique.”

“At ’s memorial service, one of the things the president said was ‘don’t ever underestimate the power of one man.’ So don’t ever underestimate the power of one woman.”

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