Katy Perry receives Billboard's 'Woman of the Year' title - video
The singer was presented with the accolade following the continued success of her 2010 album Teenage Dream throughout 2012.
"When I heard, I was very honoured," she told Billboard, later adding: "I was also a bit surprised because I thought my year was over!
"Especially with ending the tour last year, but it's nice to see that it's been extended. It does feel like this record has never ended!"
She added: "It's nice, I really appreciate it. I like to be viewed as a strong woman and I think that's what Billboard is basically saying."
Perry topped both the US and UK charts with her single 'Part of Me' at the start of 2012. She then went on to peak at two in the US and nine in the UK with 'Wide Awake'.
Both cuts were lifted from an extended edition of Teenage Dream, titled The Complete Confection, while Perry's concert film Part of Me 3D also received favourable reviews from critics.
Watch the music video for Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake' below: