Billboard has announced the news that Katy Perry has been named the 2012 Woman of the Year. She will accept the award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event on Friday, Nov. 30, in New York City at Capitale.
Billboard’s editorial director, Bill Werde, says:
“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.”