Adele will receive the prestigious Sherry Lansing Leadership Award during hollywood reporter’s The annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast gala is being held Dec. 7 in Los Angeles. The invite-only event, attended by more than 750 industry leaders and VIPs, coincides with the release of hollywood reporterThe highly anticipated ‘Women in Entertainment’ issue (on newsstands December 7), which highlights the Power 100, a list of the most powerful female executives and talents in entertainment.
The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award recognizes leaders and philanthropists in entertainment and media and was established in honor of Sherry Lansing, who was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio (Lansing is the former CEO of Paramount Pictures). Previous recipients of this honor include Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and Viola Davis.
Lansing said: “Adele is a prodigious talent who has captivated the world with her incredible music. Additionally, she paved the way for female artists to embrace their authentic personalities and define their own voices and careers at a pivotal moment for women in music, empowering countless other female artists to do the same. “I couldn’t be more thrilled that Adele is getting the award that bears my name.”
Co-editors-in-chief Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Meyer Roshan said in a statement: “We are thrilled that Adele will be honored with our Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at this year’s Women in Entertainment event. Adele has had a phenomenal career that has established her as one of the all-time greats: a brilliant songwriter, a brilliant singer, a top performer and an artist whose talent knows no bounds. She has set a standard of excellence not only as a female artiste but also as an artiste. His accolades – from multiple Grammys to an Emmy and an Oscar – confirm this. Additionally, she has used her platform to inspire and help others. She really deserves this award.”
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