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December, 10

Nick Jonas teased for being a Shania Twain fan

Nick Jonas used to get teased at school for singing Shania Twain songs.

The 24-year-old singer is a huge fan of the star but before presenting her with the Icon award at Billboard's 2016 Women in Music ceremony on Friday (09.12.16), Nick revealed he had gotten some grief over his love of her music.

He said: "To all the mean kids at school who made fun of me for singing 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman'. Suck it - I'm getting a hug."

Shania also praised Kesha - who is locked in a battle with Sony imprint Kemosabe records over her contract after accusing producer Dr Luke of sexually assaulting her - for being brave.

She said: "I want to thank Kesha for being so open-hearted. This is what songwriting is all about."

And Shania, 51, insisted that she doesn't always find it easy to be strong.

She explained: "I don't always feel brave, I don't always feel courageous and confident. But on a day like today, celebrating women who have come so far in the industry - we all know the only way to get here is by dreaming, working really, really hard, and being courageous."

Madonna (Woman of the Year), Halsey (Rising Star), Andra Day (Powerhouse), Meghan Trainor (Chart Topper), Maren Morris (Breakthrough Star), Kesha (Trailblazer) and Alessia Cara (Rule Breaker) were among the women honoured at the ceremony.

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