Katy Perry named Billboard Woman of the Year

Wednesday September 26, 2012

Katy Perry has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year.

The 27-year-old was given the prestigious award after a year of big successes. Katy's second album, Teenage Dream, went platinum three times in the UK.

The singer has also released a blockbuster documentary, Part Of Me, which ranked as the fourth highest grossing film documentary of all time.

Billboard magazine's editorial director, Bill Werde, is thrilled to be awarding the superstar the accolade.

He said: "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 honouring 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."

Katy will be presented with the award at the Women in Music event in New York on October 30.

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