Australian-born singer and songwriter VASSY has made history by becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious ICON Award at the Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMA). The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the music industry and beyond.

VASSY has won several awards for her work in the music industry, including the International Dance Music Award for Best House/Groove Track for “Bad” in 2015 and the ASCAP Dance Award for “We Are Young” in 2017.
VASSY, who is now based in Los Angeles, has enjoyed a successful career in the music industry, collaborating with some of the biggest names in electronic dance music, including David Guetta, Tiesto, and Afrojack. She has also released several hit singles, including “Bad”, “Secrets“, and “Somebody New“.

The EDMA ICON Award is a fitting tribute to VASSY’s contributions to the electronic dance music industry. The ceremony, which took place in Miami, Florida, featured performances by some of the biggest names in the genre, including Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, and David Guetta.

In her acceptance speech, VASSY spoke about the challenges she has faced as a woman in the music industry and the importance of breaking down barriers. She encouraged young women to pursue their dreams and to never give up on their goals.

VASSY’s groundbreaking work has inspired countless people around the world to pursue their passions and to never give up on their dreams. By becoming the first woman to win the EDMA ICON Award, she has once again demonstrated the power of her message and the impact of her legacy. Congratulations to VASSY on this well-deserved honor.


“It’s such an honour to receive the EDMA ICON Award. To be recognised for my art and contribution to the Dance Community by my industry and the fans in the dance space is such a rewarding moment and monumental career highlight. I thank everyone at Dance Radio across the US who have supported my music for years. I came to this country from a small town in Australia called Darwin, from a humble hard working Greek family with a Dream to pursue my passion. I worked hard with integrity, it was not easy as it is a DJ driven boys club genre but I stayed true to myself and the dance community at Radio really embraced me and gave me the platform to be myself and share my art with the world.  I’m beyond grateful and proud to say that being authentically myself  through out my career payed off. Ladies, WOMAN can too be ICONS in Dance.”

Overall, VASSY’s contributions to the EDM industry and her philanthropic efforts have earned her a reputation as a talented and inspiring artist. Her historic win at the EDMA ICON Award in 2021 is a testament to her impact on the music industry and her dedication to breaking down barriers for women in music.