Women In Music Awards 2021 winners announced

26 Oct 2021

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The Music Week Women In Music Awards has returned with an in-person event at the London Hilton on Park Lane. It was the first edition of the ceremony for two years because of the pandemic.

Top execs, artists and songwriters gathered to honour outstanding women in the music industry across live, recorded music, management, trade bodies, music publishing and digital platforms.

Staged in partnership with UK Music and AIM, the headline sponsor for this year’s event was YouTube Music. Broadcaster Alice Levine returned for the seventh time to host the awards, a hugely popular event in the industry calendar since its launch in 2014.


Live Music Inspiration – Kelly Chappel, Live Nation

New Artist supported by PRS For Music and PRS Foundation – Rina Sawayama

The Company Award: Diversity in the Workplace supported by Spotify – Warner Music UK

Rising Star supported by Arts and Media Ltd/ The Music Market – Sheniece Charway,  YouTube Music

Entrepreneur – Olivia Hobbs, Blackstar

Campaigner – Carla Marie Williams, Girls I Rate

Music Creative – Karen Poole

International Woman of the Year – Ethiopia Habtemariam, Motown Records

Music Champion – Sulinna Ong, Spotify UK and Ireland

Inspirational Artist – Shaznay Lewis

Businesswoman of the Year supported by Marie Claire – Cassandra Gracey, 4th Floor Creative, Sony Music UK

Outstanding Contribution – Nadia Khan, CTRL Music / Women in CTRL



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