Katy Perry has taken home the honor of Billboard magazine’s 2012 Woman of the Year.
The pop star will be presented with the award at the seventh annual Women in Music event on November 30.
Billboard’s editorial director, Bill Werde, said in a statement;
“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. 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. 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.”
This is the fifth year that the award will be given out, and Perry finds herself on a short list of pretty powerful women, including Ciara (2008), Beyonce (2009), Fergie (2010) and Taylor Swift(2011).
Katy’s second album, ‘Teenage Dream,’ has produced five number one singles, which marks the first time a woman has accomplished the feat in the Billboard Hot 100 chart’s 54-year history.
The album itself spent over 100 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart, and sold 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.