Shakira To Be Named Woman Of The Year At Billboard's Inaugural 'Latin Women In Music' Gala

Shakira will be named Woman Of The Year at Billboard‘s inaugural “Latin Women In Music” gala.

The two-hour music special, honoring Latin women in music, will be hosted by Ivy Queen and Jacqueline Bracamontes.

The event, to be held at the Watsco Center in Miami on May 6, will air exclusively on Telemundo the next day at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Also known as “Mujeres Latinas en la Música,” the event celebrates Latin female artists, executives and creatives who are proactively working for positive change, inclusion and gender parity in the music industry, according to Billboard.

Superstars Ana Gabriel, Emilia, Evaluna, Goyo and Thalia will be presented with special awards.

It has been an extraordinary year for the Shakira, who made the biggest Spanish-language debut of 2022 with “Monotonía” featuring Ozuna and became the first woman to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a song in Spanish. “Shakira: BZRP Music Sessions #53” broke 14 Guinness World Records.

“Shakira is the ultimate Woman in Music. Thanks to her, Latin women all over the world have been empowered to write and perform deeply personal music. She created a movement all on her own, and continues to be more relevant than ever today, with grace, a deep tradition of giving back, and enormous talent. She is the definition of a Woman in Music,” said Leila Cobo, Billboard‘s chief content officer for Latin/Español.

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