Singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo will receive the 2022 Woman of the Year Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards on March 2 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Inglewood.
The award recognizes artists, creators, producers and executives for their contributions to the industry and community. Past winners include BeyoncÃ©, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
“Olivia’s trajectory to superstardom is the stuff of pop music legend,” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s editorial director. “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.”
Rodrigo’s critically acclaimed, quadruple-platinum 2021 debut single, “Drivers License,” set all manner of streaming records on Spotify and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100.”
The Temecula native’s first full-length album, “Sour,” was selected as the No. 1 album of 2021 by Rolling Stone and one of the best albums of the year by The New York Times. It also landed on several of Billboard’s 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.
Rodrigo also won “New Artist of the Year” at the 2021 American Music Awards and received seven nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, including the top categories of Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
Rodrigo, who turns 19 on Feb. 20, made her acting debut in 2015 in the direct-to-video film “An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success,” then starred in the 2016-19 Disney Channel comedy “Bizaardvark.” She stars in the Disney+ mockumentary musical drama, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” which premiered in 2019.
In addition to Rodrigo, artists performing at the Billboard awards will be Gabby Barrett (receiving the Rising Star Award); Phoebe Bridgers (Trailblazer Award); Doja Cat (Powerhouse Award); Karol G (Rule Breaker Award); Bonnie Raitt (Icon Award); Saweetie (Game Changer Award); and Summer Walker (Chartbreaker Award).
Golnar Khosrowshahi, founder and CEO of Reservoir Media, will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
The ceremony will be hosted by Ciara, the magazine’s 2008 Woman of the Year.
For the first time, fans can attend the Billboard Women in Music Awards. Tickets, ranging in price from $70 to $125, are available at billboardwomeninmusic.com. The show will be streamed, with the magazine saying details will be announced in the future.