Shania Twain to receive Billboard Icon Award
Thanks to the “historic contributions” she gave “to the music industry”, country star Shania Twain will receive the 2016 Women in Music Icon award at Billboard’s 11th annual Women in Music gala on December 9th.
“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,” Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, said.
“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” added the American editor, admitting “we are honoured to present the Icon award to her.”
Shania Twain was recently named the 2016 CMT Artist of a Lifetime since throughout her career she has won five Grammys and sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. And what about her album ‘Come On Over‘ (1997), which is still the best-selling country album of all time, as well as the top-selling album by a female artist of any genre of all time?
In the light of all this… yes, we think this award is very well deserved.