LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - The Women's Image Network, (WIN) announced today that Special Musical Performers at the 2013 Women's Image Awards will be multiple Grammy Award winner David Foster and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. The pair will be releasing Studdard's new album, on Foster's Verve Records label, in February 2014, and are expected to perform selections from the new album.

WIN Founder Phyllis Stuart said, "We are honored to have these two masterful musical guests; David Foster, who is both a 16-time Grammy Award winner and an inspiring humanitarian, has invited his friend and Verve label artist, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, to join him and perform two songs. The WIN Awards 2013 will celebrate dozens of entertainment professionals whose talent and aesthetic advance gender parity with dimensional female media images."

The WIN Awards will be co-hosted by Alex Meneses (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Johnny Venocur (the VH1 series Scott Baio Is Forty Five... and Single). This year, The WIN Awards will take place at the historic Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club on 4th St. in Santa Monica.

At the event, the Women's Image Network (WIN) will present Ambassador Swanee Hunt its Humanitarian tribute, Cecilia DeMille Presley its Living Legend tribute Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda its inaugural Special Achievement tribute.

Moreover, the same evening WIN celebrates more than 85 nominated television and film, directors, writers, producers and artists in fifteen WIN Awards categories. The 2013 WIN Award nominees include: Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Cloris Leachman, Queen Latifah, Joan Rivers, Cher, Khloé Kardashian, Zooey Deschanel, Mary J. Blige, Keri Russell, Jessica Lange, Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington.

Women's Image Network was founded by Actor / Producer Phyllis Stuart, and since 1993, Stuart and WIN have produced the women's image awards to honor outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and the media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership. In addition to applauding actresses, directors, writers, producers and films and television shows, The WIN Awards honor invited honorees who share WIN's mission to "Foster a World Where Everyone WINs®.

Visit the WIN Awards website to learn more. To learn more, contact Leslie Campbell 310-229-5365 or email Asst1@TheWINAwards.com.

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