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Katy Perry Named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

Katy Perry has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year after a great musical year that included chart topping singles, a worldwide tour, and the release of a 3D movie.

In the past year, Katy Perry not only dealt with her divorce from comedian Russell Brand but also broke records on the Billboard charts and channeled her energy into a top selling year. Perry also released her own docu-style feature film called Katy Perry: Part Of Me, which brought in close to $32 million at the worldwide box office.

Bill Werde, editorial director at Billboard, explained the reasoning behind naming Katy Perry the magazine’s Woman of the Year since Perry is “one of the most exciting and inspiring artists in the industry.”

Katy Perry has had five #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. What makes the accomplishment even more impressive is that all five singles, including “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”,”Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, and “Part of Me” were all from the same album.

Katy Perry will receive the award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event in New York on November 30, 2012.

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.