Pink named Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’

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Grammy-winning singer Pink (real name is Alecia Moore) has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

The music industry trade magazine announced Monday that the 34-year-old Pink is the 2013 Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year.

Pink, who released her sixth album “The Truth About Love” last September, has been in the industry for over a decade. She has sold more than 40 million albums since she hit it big in 2000. She scored hits in songs like “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” “Try,” and the chart-topping duet “Just Give Me a Reason.”

After the announcement, Pink said in a statement: “It’s been an incredible year and I feel so grateful to radio for sticking by me, and to the fans and friends and all of the incredible talent that I was fortunate enough to work with for this album.”

Billboard editorial director Bill Werde said in a statement: “When our 2013 mid-year numbers were released, she had the top-selling album and song for a woman, and a blockbuster, sold-out, international arena tour.”

Pink will be honored with the award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event in New York in December.

Photos by: FayesVision/Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

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