Beyonce Knowles will be crowned Woman Of The Year at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event. On Tuesday, August 25, Billboard has announced that the R&B diva will be awarded the title in the event that will be held on October 2 in New York City.
Woman Of The Year Award is a title given to a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas. The singer, who is the only performer in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to top the chart for 10 weeks or more with a group [Destiny's Child] and as a solo artist, deserves the honor considering her accomplishment over the past 12 months.
"Beyonce is multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor," said Billboard's Editorial Director Bill Werde. "She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes," he stated as quoted in a report run in Billboard's official website.
Earlier this year, Beyonce Knowles has won Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year for her tune "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" at 2009 BET Awards. As for her career, her music video for "Sweet Dreams" has been debuted on July 8. Despite her rising career, back in May the Jay-Z's wife stated she planned to take a break for two years because she wanted to spend enough time for her marriage.