Pop singer Fergie is being crowned "Woman of the Year" by Billboard magazine.
The only female member of the Black Eyed Peas will be given the honor on Dec. 2 at a ceremony in New York City. She says she's "humbled" to accept the award and called it a "great career achievement."
The honor pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist. Though Fergie's only solo album was 2006's multiplatinum "The Dutchess," she's continued to sell out venues and score hits with the Black Eyed Peas. They have a new CD, "The Beginning," out Nov. 30.
Previous "Woman of the Year" honorees were Beyonce, Ciara and Reba McEntire .
Brooks, Yearwood to play Nashville benefit
County music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood said Thursday that they will play a concert in December to benefit flood relief in middle Tennessee.
Brooks made the announcement during a news conference Thursday morning in Nashville. "I think we decided to do it the day we saw the flood," he said.
The benefit will be Dec. 17 at Bridgestone Arena, and tickets will go for $25.
Mariah Carey is going to have to add lullabies to her repertoire.
The superstar singer confirmed on NBC's "Today" show Thursday that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child. Carey says the baby is due in the spring.
"Yes, we are pregnant, it's true," she said in an interview with "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush that was shown on "Today."
"It's been a long journey, but it's been tough because I've been trying to ... hold on to a shred of privacy, and that was not easy."
Carey, 40, and Cannon, 30, have been the subject of a baby watch since they got married after a whirlwind romance two years ago.
Cyrus, wife split
Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish are ending their 17-year marriage.
The parents of teen sensation Miley Cyrus have filed for divorce. In a statement released Wednesday, they said it was a "very difficult time for our family."
Though 17-year-old Miley is the biggest star in the family now, it was Billy Ray who put the Cyrus name on the map in 1992 with the instant classic "Achy Breaky Heart."
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Singer Melba Moore , 65... actor Richard Dreyfuss , 63... actress Kate Jackson , 62... singer Randy Jackson , 49... actress Joely Fisher , 43 ... actress Winona Ryder , 39.