Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes (Billboard)
In one of the most fitting matches between an award’s name and its recipient, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will receive the “Powerhouse” award at Billboard’s 2015 Women in Music gala.
“Brittany Howard is the true definition of a powerhouse, from her unique and crushing vocals, to her meteoric rise in the last four years. She led Alabama Shakes to a massive year that included their Coachella debut and is quite deserving of Billboard’s recognition”
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which owns Billboard.
Last year’s winner of the “Powerhouse” award was pop star Jessie J.Howard.
Alabama Shakes released their sophomore record, Sound & Color, earlier this year and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
The ceremony will be held December 11. The event will air on Lifetime on December 18.
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