Glamour magazine has named Rihanna one of their Woman of the Year for 2009. The "Russian Roulette" singer was praised for her "courage and honesty" in the aftermath of her beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown, during a star-studded ceremony in New York City on November 9. She dedicated the award to the strong female role models in her family. "I love being a part of a night where we're celebrating woman and such strong women," Rihanna said during her acceptance speech, adding: "I really look up to my gran-gran and my mom. They are my two women of the year. They've shown me what strong woman can accomplish and achieve. Without their unconditional love and guidance, I wouldn't be here, and I hope I can be an example to young girls and women today."