Olivia Rodrigo has been named Billboard’s 2022 “Woman of the Year.”
“Olivia’s trajectory to superstardom is the stuff of pop music legend,” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director, in a statement. “Her talents as a storyteller and songwriter have made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to explode onto the scene in years. Connecting with audiences across generations through emotionally charged songs about heartbreak, jealousy and growing up, she’s achieved absolutely incredible chart success for a debut artist. We are thrilled to celebrate her unique voice and the enormous impact she’s had on fans around the globe in such a short time.”
Rodrigo’s first full-length album, SOUR was named the No. 1 album of 2021 by Rolling Stone and called one of the Best Albums of 2021 by The New York Times. The “Driver’s License” singer topped several Billboard year-end lists, including the top Global 200 Artist, top Overall New Artist, top Hot 100 Artist, top Hot 100 Female Artist, and top Hot 100 Songwriter.
Billboard’s “Women In Music” event will be hosted by Ciara on March 2nd and honor artists like Gabby Barrett, Phoebe Bridgers, Doja Cat, Karol G, Bonnie Raitt, Saweetie and Summer Walker.
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