Women have dominated the pop charts in the past few years to such a degree that the idea of a Woman of the Year sounds pretty retro. Perry, Beyonce, Fergie and Swift are among the hottest artists in pop music, period.
According to Billboard, "the award honors the achievements of a trailblazing female recording artist over the past 12 months, and acknowledges her overall success in the music business and her leadership in embracing the changing industry."
In August 2011, she tied Michael Jackson's record for the most #1 singles from one album. In March 2012, she entered the Hot 100 at #1 for the first time in her career with "Part Of Me." It was her seventh #1 hit.
Perry's two albums have sold a combined total of nearly 4 million copies in the U.S. Teenage Dream has sold 2,503,000 copies. Its predecessor, One Of The Boys, has sold 1,489,000.
Perry was also shut out of the major categories at the recent VMA Awards. "Wide Awake" was nominated for Music Video of the Year (a category that Perry won the year before with "Firework"), but the video had to settle for just one award for Best Art Direction. Perry also has yet to win a Grammy Award, despite eight nominations (including Album of the Year for Teenage Dream and Record of the Year for "Firework").
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