Hailee Steinfeld to Host and Perform at Billboard Women In Music 2016
Friday's event in New York will honor Madonna, Shania Twain, Kesha, Meghan Trainor and Halsey, among others.
Singer and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is set to host and perform at the annual Billboard Women in Music Awards, honoring the standout female stars and executives of 2016. Steinfeld will join Woman of the Year Madonna and Icon honoree Shania Twain at the event, to be held Friday in New York and airing nationally Dec. 12 on Lifetime.
“I’m really honored that Billboard asked me to host and perform at this year’s Women in Music,” Steinfeld said Monday in a statement. “The event empowers women in the music industry and spotlights their achievements in a wonderful way. It’s going to be a great show!”
Steinfeld’s latest single, “Starving” (with Grey and featuring Zedd), is No. 9 with a bullet on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart (dated Dec. 10) and reached a new peak of No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also stars with Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick in The Edge of Seventeen, which opened in theaters Nov. 18. Steinfeld was nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for her role in True Grit.
Other honorees and performers at the upcoming Women in Music event include Halsey (Rising Star), Alessia Cara (Rule Breaker), Andra Day (Powerhouse), Meghan Trainor (Chart-Topper), Maren Morris (Breakthrough) and Kesha (Trailblazer).
This story first appeared on Billboard.com