The Billboard Women in Music event happens every year but this was the first time that it was broadcast on television, reports Bustle. For the first time in its 10-year history, the awards show was broadcast on TV via the Lifetime channel. The show was aired Friday night. The awards show is unique in that it honors women in music for being iconoclastic and different.
The women in music were honored for being “Chart-toppers”, “Innovators”, and even “Rising Stars.” The reigning queen Demi Lovato was awarded the Billboard’s Rulebreaker Award. She was given the award by the girls from the girl band, “Fifth Harmony.” The Hollywood Reporter reports that Demi evoked much emotion in the crowd with her song “Stone Cold.” The performance stood out as one of the best in the evening.
Billboard hit the right note when it decided that the women should be honored for rulebreaking. Bustle notes that there aren’t enough awards for rulebreaking and Demi Lovato certainly deserves the award for asking that all-important question, “What is wrong with being confident?” She definitely deserves the accolade for asking the rulebreaking questions that stir the minds of many inquisitive women.
Demi’s Collaborator, Nick Jonas said it best when he told those present at the awards function, “Demi has an ability to break down barriers.” This is obviously the quality that every musician aspires to have. “The way to be a role model is to be honest about the state that you’re in,” he told everybody present.
Demi touched many hearts with her emotional acceptance speech. “I thought it was so awesome because for the first time in my life, and in my career, I felt like I’ve grown to know who I am as a person and an artist. So being a rulebreaker, it’s not intentional and that’s what’s awesome about it.” She told everybody present.
Photo Source: Facebook/Demi Lovato