2010 has officially been declared the year of the woman. Billboard has awarded Lady GaGa their prestigious title of Artist of the Year, based on her chart accomplishments during the period of December 5th 2009 to November 27th 2010.
GaGa is only the 7th woman to receive this honor, following in the footsteps of Madonna (1985), Whitney Houston (1986), Mariah Carey (1991), Alanis Morissette (1996), LeAnn Rimes (1997) and Taylor Swift (2009).
However, the ‘Bad Romance’ singer isn’t the only woman to accomplish top marks this year. Ke$ha has been named the Top New Artist of 2010 after the success of her debut album, ‘Animal’, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Furthermore, all 5 of the Ke$ha’s singles landed in the 2010 of the Billboard Hot 100, 2 of which captured the #1 spot, and 4 of them have been certified platinum (2 are mutli-platinum). The Pop sensation’s 1st single ‘Tik Tok’ has also been listed as the top Hot 100 song after spending 9 weeks at #1 and being certified an astounding 5x platinum.
This makes Ke$ha the 1st woman to have her debut single named the song of the year since Billboard started formulating end of the year recaps in 1946. Congratulations!