Last Monday (24), through the official websites, Billboard announced that Shakira will be honored in the first edition of the “Mujeres Latinas en la Música” award, which aims to contemplate Latin women in the music scene. The special will be recorded at the Watsco Center, in Miami, on May 6th, but will only air on Telemundo one day after recording, May 7th, starting at 9 pm.
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“Shakira’s tribute comes after an extraordinary year in which the superstar broke records with the Spaniard’s biggest debut of 2022 (“Monotonía” featuring Ozuna). Then, in January 2023, “Shakira: BZRP Music Sessions #53” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first woman to reach the top 10 on the chart with a Spanish song. the singer’s career and highlighting her legacy.
The content director of Billboard Latin, Leila Cobo, highlighted the importance of the Colombian woman for music: “Shakira is the woman in music. Thanks to her, Latina women around the world have been empowered to write and perform deeply personal music. She created a movement in her own right and continues to be more relevant than ever today, with grace, a deep tradition of giving back, and enormous talent.”
The event will also honor singers Ana Gabriel with the “Lenda Viva Award”, Emília with the “Rising Star Award”, Evaluna with the “Tradição and Future Award”, Goyo with the “Agent of Change Award” and Thalia with the “Global Powerhouse”.
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