ABC/Image Group LAHot on the heels of her win as CMA New Artist of the Year, Maren Morris will be honored as Billboard’s Breakthrough Artist of 2016, at the magazine’s 11th annual Women in Music event. Madonna will be celebrated as Artist of the Year, while Meghan Trainor will pick up the Chart Topper award.   

The “All About That Bass” hitmaker has plenty of country connections as well, having co-written Rascal Flatts’ #1, “I Like the Sound of That.” Meghan also duets with Brett Eldredge on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on his Christmas album, Glow.  

Last year, Billboard honored both Kelsea Ballerini and Loretta Lynn at the gala. The show tapes December 9 in New York City, and will air December 12 on Lifetime.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.