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Idina Menzel Finally Had Her Breakthrough at Billboard Women in Music Luncheon

Idina Menzel Finally Had Her Breakthrough at Billboard Women in Music Luncheon

Idina Menzel dons a form-fitting black dress at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City.

The 43-year-old entertainer was joined by Aretha Franklin, Chrissy Teigen, Colbie Caillat, and Sharon Osbourne while being honored at the event.

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Idina shared during her Breakthrough award acceptance speech, “I got to thinking about something my mom said to me. ‘You’re not really going to make it till you build a thicker skin. The universe won’t give it to you until you’re ready.’ [I'm always] told a Broadway singer can’t cross over….’Who are you? Who are you?’ [everyone wants to know]. And the answer is….I don’t know! I know I’m a cool chick, hard worker, good mom, pretty talented singer. It has taken me this long to realize that if you’re easily able to categorize yourself you’re probably [shaping into] someone else’s opinion of you.”

“I was given this amazing song ['Let It Go'] at such a crossroads in my life. Thank you for noticing me…I finally had my breakthrough!” she added.

FYI: Idina is wearing a Badgley Mischka dress and Donna Karan tights with Renee Sheppard, House of Lavande and Pearl Paradise jewels. Chrissy is wearing a Yigal Azrouel top and skirt with Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Photos: Starpix/JustJared
Posted to: Aretha Franklin, Chrissy Teigen, Colbie Caillat, Idina Menzel, Sharon Osbourne

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