Shakira is definitely the woman of the year. She’s been breaking records left and right, getting so much love from her fanbase, and is showing the world what Latina power looks like.
Her winning-streak continues as it was announced by Billboard and Telemundo that she will be honored with the 2023 Woman of the Year Award at Billboard Mujeres Latinas en la Música. She will become the first-ever Latina to receive this award since the event was debuted this year. Hosted by La Caballota, Ivy Queen, and Jacqueline Bracamontes, the ceremony is expected to receive some of the biggest stars in Latin music, such as Ana Gabriel, Goyo, and Thalia.
“Shakira is the ultimate Woman In Music. Thanks to her, Latin women all over the world were 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 in an official press statement.
Shakira, the ‘Billboard’ queen
The Colombian singer has had good fortune with Billboard. Previously, she’s been named Billboard’s Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade (2000 and 2010). She’s also received seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Grammy Awards, and 12 Latin Grammy Awards.
“Shakira has been pivotal in shaping the vibrant and diverse landscape of Latin music and music in general throughout her career. Her passion, talent and creativity have broken barriers and empowered generations to embrace our identity through music, and we are incredibly proud to recognize her as Women of the Year in the industry,” said Ronald Day, President of Entertainment and Content Strategy for Telemundo in an offocial statement.
Latin Women in Music event will take place at Watsco Center in Miami, FL, to be taped on Saturday, May 6, 2023 and air on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 9 PM/8 CT on Telemundo and Universo. The show will also stream simultaneously on the Telemundo app and on Peacock.
Tickets to Attend Billboard Mujeres Latinas en la Música LIVE at the Watsco Center in Miami on May 6 Available Now at BillboardMujeresEnLaMusica.com