The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie, Cindy Blackman Santana to Be Honored at 2021 She Rocks Awards

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The Go Go’s at Chicagofest in Chicago, Illinois, July 30, 1981 (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images via She Rocks Awards)

The Go-Go’s, Runaways’ founding member/lead vocalist Cherie Currie, and Cindy Blackman Santana are among the stars who will be honored at the 2021 She Rocks Awards. The annual event, via the Women’s International Music Network, pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. This ceremony, the ninth, will be held virtually, on January 22, 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic.

The evening will include live virtual music performances, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a silent auction, and much more, all available online.

Cherie Currie (Photo: Robert Sebree via She Rocks Awards)

This year’s virtual event is open to the public. In addition, VIP tickets, which include a gift box valued at over $250 can be purchased for $100 in advance here.

The 2021 She Rocks Awards recipients include:
The Go-Go’s – the first all-female band to top the Billboard charts that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments
Cherie Currie – founding member of the pioneering all-female rock band The Runaways
Cindy Blackman Santana – respected jazz and rock drummer with Santana and Lenny Kravitz, among many others
Amy Lee – co-founder and lead vocalist for the rock band Evanescence
Margaret Cho – Emmy and Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter
Starr Parodi – composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, music director and president of The Alliance For Women Film Composers
Ann Mincieli – GRAMMY-winning recording engineer, studio coordinator for Alicia Keys and co-founder of NYC-destination studio Jungle City
Sharon Hennessey – co-president and co-owner of The Music People
Gwen Riley – Senior VP of Music for Peloton Interactive

Cindy Blackman Santana (Photo via She Rocks Awards)

Additional honorees and featured guests will be announced soon. This year’s event will be hosted by previous award recipient, Lzzy Hale frontwoman for the rock band, Halestorm.

She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. Previous award recipients include Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Gloria Gaynor, The B-52s, Suzi Quatro, Sheila E, Chaka Khan, Ronnie Spector, Orianthi, Lisa Loeb, the Bangles, and many more.

Related: Our review of the Go-Go’s 2020 documentary

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  1. Stephen Harvey
    #1 Stephen Harvey 18 November, 2020, 23:47

    Glad to see that She Rocks acknowledged trailblazers, Fanny, back in 2018. Too often the Runaways and Go Gos get all the publicity like they were the first all female bands. There was Fanny then there was the rest.

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