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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Billie Eilish, winner of New Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock, poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Billboard has just announced that Billie Eilish will be named their 2019 Woman of the Year at their upcoming Women in Music event.

Billie Eilish is #BBWomenInMusic's WOMAN OF THE YEAR. ???? Link in bio to read about her incredible year, from hitting No. 1 on the #Hot100 to becoming the first artist born this century to have a No. 1 album on the #Billboard200.

34.6k Likes, 371 Comments - Billboard (@billboard) on Instagram: "Billie Eilish is #BBWomenInMusic's WOMAN OF THE YEAR. ???? Link in bio to read about her incredible..."

Hannah Karp, Billboard Editorial Director, explains why Eilish will receive the honor, saying, “Billie has disrupted the entertainment industry through her music and social media platforms, leaving an indelible impact on the global cultural zeitgeist.” She adds, “Her ability to speak to the Gen-Z population, making teens and young adults feel accepted in today’s society has quickly allowed Eilish to grow to the top of the charts, breaking the mold for this generation with her electric hair-color and sharp attitude.”

Previous Women of the Year honorees include Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, ad Taylor Swift.

Billboard Women in Music will stream on their Youtube page on December 12.

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