Billboard Women in Music: Honorees Stress Importance of Female Empowerment

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The ceremony was introduced by actress Elle Fanning, who is set to co-star alongside Gomez in a new Woody Allen film and was quoted by Billboard in praising her co-stars strength; "It's rare to find someone who uses their trials and tribulations to make everyone else stronger".

At the end of her speech, the star hinted a new album may be on the way. Honestly, that whole experience made me look at life a little differently. "Just accept the fact that there's room for everyone..." Next, the American Express Impact Award recipient Solange exclaimed about the change she's seeing in the industry and how artists are creating their own standards. She says that the same goes for her Disney pals like Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, and Miley Cyrus.

The 25-year-old singer, who is back in the arms of lover Justin Bieber, stunned in a pair of high-waisted leather pants, which she twinned with a revealing black bustier. There is now no detail regarding her identity but it's probably safe to say she and the singer know each other.

"To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award", Gomez said through tears.

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Clarkson received the powerhouse award and told the crowd that she's exhausted of seeing women pitted against one another.

Selena was then asked about Justin. and she insisted that she'll forever have a soft spot for someone who has always played a huge role in her life.

"I'm a fighter and I'm here and I'm gonna keep fighting for every woman everywhere", said Blige. "It's me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time". She continued, "Thank you for all of you who inspired so many girls who feel they don't have a voice".