While her love life isn’t all that great, Katy Perry has been having a great year career wise. Katy Perry is getting a new career highlight as she is going to be honored by Billboard with the Woman of the Year award.
Many think celebrities have it easy, but take it from Katy Perry: it’s not. For the past 12 months, Katy Perry saw her love life fall into pieces. Her marriage, then her two other failed relationships surely took their toll, but Katy Perry kept it professional and managed to stay on top of the pop music industry. For that Katy Perry will be honored by Billboard with the Woman of the Year 2012 award.
On November 30, pop star Katy Perry will be handed Billboard’s Woman of the Year award. It’s an impressive prize for Katy Perry, seeing as she’s got only five years in the industry and is already one of the most popular and influential women in music from Billboard’s point of view. Her saucy hit “I Kissed a Girl” made it all over the world and broke records in sales.
“Katy Perry broke into the industry not even five years ago, and has already accomplished more than most artists can hope for in an entire career” reads a statement from Billboard’s editorial director Bill Werde. “We are thrilled to celebrate these incredible achievements and her amazing past 12 months by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award” Bill Werde added of the honor Katy Perry is set to receive in late November.
The candy-colored singer has broke records selling her album “One of the Boys”. According to data from Nielsen SoundScan, the hit album sold 2.5 million copies in the United States alone, where hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Teenage Dream” spent dozens of weeks in the Billboard 200.
“With what seems like a never-ending supply of record-breaking, chart-topping hits, coupled with her unique and fresh style, Katy Perry is hands-down one of the most exciting and inspiring artists in the industry today” added Billboard’s Bill Werde.
The Billboard Woman of the Year award puts Katy Perry on the same list as Taylor Swift, Fergie and Beyonce.