Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott get emotional at Billboard's Woman of the Year event

NEW YORK - Lady Gaga and Missy Elliott were in tears as they discussed the struggles they faced in their careers at an event honouring women in the music industry.

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Gaga was named Billboard's woman of the year Friday, while Elliott -- who has largely stayed out of the spotlight in recent years but returned with a new single last month -- was dubbed innovator of the year in New York City.

Loretta Lynn, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Lana Del Rey, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop singer Tori Kelly and country singer Kelsea Ballerini were also honoured at the event, along with 50 female music executives.

The Billboard Women In Music event, which included guests like Alicia Keys, Paul Rudd, Martina McBride and Jussie Smollett from "Empire," will air Dec. 18 on Lifetime.



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