Mary J. Blige Among Honorees for Billboard Women in Music Event
Mary J. Blige will be honored with the “Icon” award at this year’s Women in Music ceremony presented by Billboard magazine. The annual event salutes women who have made an impact in the music industry.
Other honorees include Selena Gomez, who has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year for 2017, along with Camila Cabello and Kehlani who will also perform.
"The Billboard Women in Music event was created to spotlight female trailblazers in the music industry,” said Dana Miller, chief marketing officer of The Hollywood Reporter – Billboard Media Group, in a statement. “Whether entertaining sold-out crowds or signing the next big artist, the women we celebrate are powerful leaders and pioneers, creating inspirational legacies and opening doors.”
The Women in Music ceremony is scheduled to live stream via Twitter at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles on Nov. 30 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET.
Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige recently addressed the sexual assault scandal in Hollywood. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul said that she's grateful that people can now finally speak out on their experiences.
“I’m happy that they’re free, because they had to hold on to a secret that they might have seen shrinks for years and years and years," she said.
"I believe that things will change because this is making other women say, ‘Me too, me too, me too.’ That’s why it just keeps happening every day. It will change things, because people don’t want to be in bondage anymore," she continued.
You can read Mary J. Blige's full interview at hollywoodreporter.com.