The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced the first honorees for its upcoming 2024 She Rocks Awards to be held during The 2024 NAMM Show. The honorees are: musician Debbie Gibson, composer Laura Karpman, guitarist Britt Lightning, Aussie rocker Kelsy Karter and record producer Sylvia Massy. The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, a former She Rocks winner herself, will co-host the event that recognizes women who stand out as innovators and role models in the music industry. The 12th annual awards show, which is now an official NAMM-sponsored event, will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center Ballroom in Anaheim, California. Tickets to are on sale now.
Honoree Debbie Gibson made history at 16 with her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Foolish Beat,” becoming the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit. Today, she’s still the youngest female to hold that record. She’s sold over 16 million albums and showcased her talent in 17 musicals, from Broadway’s Les Misérables to the West End’s Grease. She recently announced a book deal with Gallery for her upcoming memoir, and in 2024, Gibson will celebrate 35 years of her No. 1 album “Electric Youth.”
The She Rocks Awards honor women who are groundbreakers, innovators and have displayed exceptional leadership within the music and audio industry. Past honorees of the She Rocks Awards include The Go-Go’s, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Lzzy Hale, Gloria Gaynor, Linda Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, The B-52s, Colbie Caillat, Chaka Khan, Ronnie Spector, Orianthi, The Bangles, and many more, plus a collection of trailblazers and role models from all walks of the music and audio industries.