Pink Named 2013 ‘Billboard’ Woman Of The Year

Billboard named Pink its 2013 Woman of the Year, the magazine announced Monday.

The 34-year-old, whose sixth studio album The Truth about Love became her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 after its September 2012 release, landed her fourth No. 1 Hot 100 single with “Just Give Me a Reason” earlier this year. The song features Fun.’s Nate Ruess.

“I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year,” Pink said. “It’s been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album.”

Each of Pink’s five previous albums have made the Billboard 200 top 10.

“Pink has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we’re thrilled to recognize her successes by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award,” Billboard editorial director Bill Werde said.

“When our 2013 mid-year numbers were released, she had the top-selling album and song for a woman, and a blockbuster, sold-out, international arena tour,” he added. “Earlier this year, ‘Just Give Me a Reason,’ topped the Billboard Hot 100, extending her amazingly consistent chart success which dates back to her arrival in 2000.”

Werde added, ” Combine all of this with a spirit that inspires fans of every stripe, and you arrive at the remarkable package that is Pink. She will undoubtedly continue to accomplish great milestones in the years to come.”

In April, Pink — whose real name is Alecia Moore — said she was a “reformed slut,” and that she thinks there is a double standard when it comes to men and women.

“I’m a reformed slut … It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the notion that], ‘OK, we’ve both decided to do this,” she said. “Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.'”

Pink will receive her Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on December 10 in New York City.

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