Pink Named Woman of the Year by Billboard

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Pink, the talented pop singer was named the Billboard’s Woman of the Year. This year she earned her first No. 1 album of the year, said the trade magazine for the music industry.

Pink, who is 34, emerged in 2000 on the pop scene with the image of the girl next door to a self-styled antidote, similar to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Last September, Pink released The Truth About Love, her sixth album.

The singer, a Grammy winner, whose name is Alecia Moore, has a number of hits including Try, Blow Me One Kiss and the duet Just Give Me a Reason, with Nate Ruess from the rock band Fun., which reached the top of the Hot 100 songs on Billboard.

Pink in a prepared statement said the year has been incredible and she was so grateful for everyone sticking by her and to her family, friend and fans. She also thanked the incredible talent that she says she was fortunate to work with on the album.

Pink has sold over 40 million albums during her career and over 20 million digital songs, said Billboard.

A Billboard spokesperson said when the mid-year numbers for 2013 came out, Pink owned the top-selling album and single for females and had a sold-out blockbuster international tour.

Pink will receive the award in December at the Women in Music event held by Billboard in New York.

Katy Perry, the pop singer, was given the same award in 2012 and other previous winners have included Beyonce, the R&B singer and Taylor Swift the pop-country singer.

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