Last December, while receiving the first-ever Music Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, the”Genie in a Bottle” singer opened up about her music and decades-long career.

My artistry was always for fighters. For those who are facing hardship, and for those looking to inspire change. Believe in yourself can often be the greatest obstacle.” she stated. She said, “Over the years, I’ve heard many stories of the positive impact songs such as ‘Beautiful’ ‘Fighter’ ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ or ‘Dirty’ over the years.

She continued, “I want to thank all of the women I’ve been blessed to share the stage, microphone and recording room over the years. I consider you all to be icons. We have made a significant contribution to strengthening the voice of women in music.