Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Normani and more stars attend Billboard Women in Music 2019

Billboard's Women in Music 2019 honored some of the biggest trailblazers, trendsetters, leaders and icons in the music business at the Hollywood Paladium in Los Angeles on Thursday evening.

The honorees at the annual ceremony, which was presented by YouTube this year, were Taylor Swift (Artist of the Decade), Billie Eilish (Woman of the Year), Nicki Minaj (Game Changer), Rosalía (Rising Star), Alanis Morissette (Icon), Brandi Carlile (Trailblazer), Alicia Keys (American Express Impact Award) and Megan Thee Stallion (Powerhouse).

All of the award recipients delivered inspiring speeches while taking the stage after hearing dedications from a star-studded group of presenters that included the likes of Normani, Maggie Rogers and Jameela Jamil. 

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Nicki Minaj accepts the Gamechanger Award onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Billie Eilish arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Alicia Keys attends the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Normani arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Powerhouse Award during Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Cyndi Lauper arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Maggie Rogers arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Hayley Kiyoko arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Alanis Morissette accepts the Icon Award onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Brandi Carlile arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Rosalía arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Diane Warren arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: James Blake arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Jameela Jamil arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Lauren Jauregui attends the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Victoria Monét arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Justine Skye arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Ingrid Andress arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Tiana Major9 arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: iyla arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Rapsody arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: SAYGRACE, Grace Sewell arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Tenille Townes arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Hunter Schafer arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Taylor Hawkins and Alison Hawkins arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Jaslene Gonzalez arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: La Doñaarrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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During her acceptance speech, Swift called out Scooter Braun amid her continued public feud with the powerful producer, who now owns the master recordings from her first six albums.

"The definition of the toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying 'But he's always been nice to me,' when I'm raising valid concerns about artists owning their rights to own their music," Swift said. "Of course he's nice to you. If you're in this room, he has something that he needs."

Minaj took a moment during her delivery to pay tribute to rapper Juice Wrld, who died less than a week ago at the age of 21, calling him a "kindred spirit."

"I recently had the pleasure of working and touring with Juice Wrld," she said. "I had a great conversation with him and while we walked to the stage, he held my hand and told me to stay calm and to pray. He said that he had been trying to do just that."

"I was so shocked to hear him -- of all people -- tell me that, but right there in that room with him telling me that, I actually did feel calm and I felt like, 'Hmm… what am I actually worried about?'" Minaj added. "I felt like he was a kindred spirit. And looking back now, I wish I did something differently, or said something to help."

Watch the full Billboard Women in Music 2019 here.

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