Fergie Announced as Billboard’s Woman of the Year

Posted December 15, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Fergie gets Billboard’s top honor in Woman of the Year issue; Jazmine Sullivan and Glee’s Lea Michele also receive honorary mentions

The December 11 issue of Billboard is all about Fergie. In their annual write-up of women superstars and industry movers-and-shakers, the frontwoman for the Black Eyed Peas sits down to talk with the leading industry mag about her accomplishments, her new fragrance (Outspoken), Auto-tune and a host of other things. There’s over eight different articles written on her in the issue; reminding readers what a honor it is to get the coveted honor.

Next in line in the celebration of women in music is Jazmine Sullivan (whose new album Love Me Back landed at #17 on Billboard’s Top 200, whom Billboard calls their “rising star.”  Lea Michele, the leading lady on FOX’s hit TV series  ‘Glee’, is crowned as the magazine’s “triple-threat star.”

And then there’s the countdown of 30 influential ladies like Atlantic Records’ chairman Julie Greenwald and Universal Motown’s Sylvia Rhone, who are making strong strides behind the scenes.

The Black Eyed Peas remains the biggest quartet in pop music and their dominance isn’t slowing down. The six-time Grammy award winning Fergie talks about her relationship with the “boys” – a group that she compares to a “big fraternity.” “I’m a girl and I try to be a lady,” she says. “I just can’t go out as much as the boys do.”

The Black Eyed Peas’ new album, The Beginning, led by the single “The Time (Dirty Bit),” is in stores now and made its debut at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200.

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J Matthew Cobb

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