Kesha's fearlessness throughout her career will be honored with the Trailblazer Award at Billboard's upcoming Women in Music.
The "Tik Tok" singer is still embroiled in a never-ending legal spat with producer Dr. Luke, but along the way she's inspired millions of people with her courageous bravery and outspokenness. While Kesha continues work on a new album in collaboration with RCA and Sony imprint Kemosabe Records, she'll accept the feat at Billboard's 11th annual event held Dec. 9 in New York City and airing nationally on Lifetime on Dec. 12.
Ahead of the honor, Kesha is opening up to Billboard about her recent creative process, dream collaborations, the election and Adele.
On her new music:
[My new songs] “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness. In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the world what it wants. For better or worse, I’m just me.”
On her dream collaborations:
“I’ve been writing a lot with Wrabel, who also is an artist. We have so much fun together. I’d love to collaborate with Mick Jagger, David Byrne, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. A girl can dream!”
On the 2016 Election:
“During this election, I met a lot of LGBT homeless youth and was incredibly inspired by them. I want to promote equality until the day I die.”
On her support system:
“Adele is nothing but class. She reached out to me privately and publicly in the middle of winning her own award [at the BRIT Awards]. What a beautiful soul.”
Other women receiving honors at the event include Madonna, who will be named this year's Woman of the Year. Shania Twain will receive the Icon award, Halsey will receive the Rising Star award, Andra Day will receive the Powerhouse award, Meghan Trainor will receive the Chart Topper award and Maren Morris will receive the Breakthrough Artist award.