Pink and Janelle Monae had an ultimate #covermoment this week. The two pop divas were honored at the Billboard’s Women In Music luncheon on Tuesday in New York City, capping off an impressive year for both of the two COVERGIRL spokeswomen.
Pink took home the honor of Woman of the Year after what has been yet another landmark year for the VMA-winning singer. In addition to kicking off her The Truth About Love Tour in February, just days after she dropped her dreamy video for “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Fun.’s Nate Ruess, the song would later become her fourth #1 single.
“Writing the song was a whole different learning experience and was really fueled by the fact that Alecia is so strong and independent and so very much herself,” Ruess shared with MTV News back in January. “At the end of the day, it’s so hard to argue against her because what she does it always so great.”
Pink not only continued to dominate music, including dropping her Lily Allen-assisted single, “True Love,” and winning a VMA over the summer, but she also branched out into movies, appearing alongside Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow in “Thanks For Sharing.” As the year wrapped up the conversation was back on her music career. She earned two Grammy nods for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Just Give Me A Reason.”
While Pink came into the year an established artist, Monae, who was honored as the Rising Star, also left her mark on the music industry. She dropped her single “Q.U.E.E.N.” and invited along fellow R&B songstress Erykah Badu along for the track. The single set the tone for her September release Electric Lady.
“This album isn’t to be marginalized. It is of hope, of inspiration and of love,” she shared with MTV News earlier this fall. “It is to encourage a million electric ladies to build and come into existence, and ’electric lady’ does not have a particular skin color or hair texture but our communality is community and wanting to nurture the community and knowing that we have to be the change.”
Fun fact: There’s one more thing both Monae and Pink have in common besides being Billboard honorees and COVERGIRLs. They each worked with Ruess. Prior to Pink’s collaboration with the Fun. lead singer, Monae appeared on the band’s breakthrough 2011 hit “We Are Young.”
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