Billboard's Women in Music: Meghan Trainor Honored With Chart Topper Award

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Hoda Kotb presented the prize with Fifth Harmony performing her hit "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" after Trainor herself had to skip the event since she's been put on vocal rest.

Meghan Trainor was honored with the Chart Topper award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music Awards.

The singer had to cancel her attendance and performance at the event — held Friday (Dec. 9) in New York City — as she has been put on vocal rest.

The award recognizes an artist who notched notable achievements on Billboard's music charts this year.

Today host Hoda Kotb presented the award to Trainor, who shared how L.A. Reid signed her after a standout ukulele performance and recalled falling in love with the singer upon attending one of her concerts. "She's all about family," praised Kotb. "There's a saying: You are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with. Meghan Trainor picks well." As a tribute to Trainor, Fifth Harmony took the stage to perform her hit, "Like I'm Gonna Lose You."

Trainor is one of several 2016 Women in Music honorees, headlined by "Woman of the Year" recipient Madonna and "Icon" Shania Twain. Also honored this year are Halsey ("Rising Star"), Andra Day ("Powerhouse"), Maren Morris ("Breakthrough Artist"), Kesha ("Trailblazer") and Alessia Cara ("Rule Breaker").

Tune in to Billboard's Women in Music special on Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

A version of this story originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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