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Billboard To Honor Missy Elliott With Inagural 'Innovator' Award At 2015 Women In Music Event
By Janine McElhone

Billboard announced iconic singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Missy Elliott as the inaugural “Innovator” award recipient at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music ceremony. The Innovator award recognizes an artist whose masterful body of work has consistently broken new ground in pop music.

Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner, will air Women in Music on December 18, bringing the iconic event to a mass audience for the first time. The program is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which selects the year’s 50 most powerful female executives in the industry.

“Missy Elliott is a once-in-a-generation artist and producer whose artistic brilliance and creative vision have transformed pop and hip hop music,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s such a thrill to make this announcement while Missy is on our current Billboard cover after a decade-long hiatus. There are few artists more respected by her peers and more creative. We are proud to honor her with the inaugural Women in Music Innovator award.”
 

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Billboard announced iconic singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Missy Elliott as the inaugural “Innovator” award recipient at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music ceremony. The Innovator award recognizes an artist whose masterful body of work has consistently broken new ground in pop music.

Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner, will air Women in Music on December 18, bringing the iconic event to a mass audience for the first time. The program is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which selects the year’s 50 most powerful female executives in the industry.

“Missy Elliott is a once-in-a-generation artist and producer whose artistic brilliance and creative vision have transformed pop and hip hop music,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s such a thrill to make this announcement while Missy is on our current Billboard cover after a decade-long hiatus. There are few artists more respected by her peers and more creative. We are proud to honor her with the inaugural Women in Music Innovator award.”
 

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