Kesha to receive Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music
Kesha will receive the Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016.
The ‘Tik Tok’ hitmaker is set to be honoured at the ceremony, which takes place in New York City on December 9, for her "artistic fearlessness".
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, said in a statement: "By combining artistic fearlessness with unbounded creative energy, Kesha has continually pushed the limits of what was once thought possible in pop music.
"She’s a force on stage, an inspiration in person and a true Trailblazer for millions of music fans around the world."
The 29-year-old singer has hit the headlines as of late after a very public feud with Dr. Luke after she asked to be allowed out of her contract and accused him of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her.
And Kesha previously claimed she was "under immense pressure to starve" herself when she worked with the 43-year-old music producer.
She said: "I was under immense pressure to starve myself. And I tried to and almost killed myself in the process … Lyrics that would say, ‘Get that heifer out my face. I’m going to pull your ponytail back because you don’t know me, bitch, you phony trick.’ I was like, ‘O.K., not going to sing that. I will not sing those words. Like, no.’ And then there was this argument about it."
Meanwhile, Sony has confirmed that Kesha will be releasing new music soon.
They said in a statement: "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon."
Whilst Kesha’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli was less optimistic, adding: "Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date. We hope things turn around fast. Meanwhile, Kesha intends to continue participating in the creative process in the hopes she can meaningfully return to work."
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