Olivia Rodrigo is Billboard's 2022 'Woman of the Year'

Olivia Rodrigo is Billboard's 2022 'Woman of the Year'

Billboard officials say Olivia Rodrigo is one of the music industry's "most authentic" new artists. 

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The year 2022 is shaping up to be a pretty good one for Olivia Rodrigo. 

Not only is the 18-year-old up for seven awards at this year's Grammy Awards, but she has also just been named Billboard's 'Woman of the Year'.

The prestigious honour has been given to artists Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cardi B, Beyonce, and Selena Gomez. 

Olivia will receive the award at the 2022 Billboard Women in Music Awards in March. 

"Olivia’s trajectory to superstardom is the stuff of pop music legend. Her talents as a storyteller and songwriter have made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to explode onto the scene in years... We are thrilled to celebrate her unique voice," Billboard’s Editorial Director, Hannah Karp, said in a statement. 

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The 'Drivers License' hitmaker will likely add several more gongs to her mantlepiece in April. She's up for 'Song of the Year', 'Album of the Year', 'Record of the Year', and 'New Artist' at the 2022 Grammy Awards. 

'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah will be hosting the Grammys, which is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3. 

The Grammys were originally set to take place in January but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 fears. 

South African DJ, Black Coffee, is also up for an award at the Grammys. His album, 'Subconsciously', has been nominated in the 'Best Dance/Electronic Album' category. 

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