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Billboard’s 2023 Latin Women in Music Gala Recap

Shakira makes history at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in Music Gala.

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On Sunday night, Billboard’s 2023 ‘Women In Latin Music Gala’ aired live on Peacock and Telemundo—honoring Latin women who have significantly impacted the music industry.

El domingo por la noche, la Gala ‘Mujeres en la Música Latina’ 2023 de Billboard se transmitió en vivo por Peacock y Telemundo, en honor a las mujeres latinas que han impactado significativamente la industria de la música.

This gala is special indeed. It’s the first Latin Billboard music event honoring women specifically.

Esta gala es realmente especial. Es el primer evento musical latino de Billboard que honra específicamente a las mujeres.

Opening Ceremony (Ceremonia de Apertura)

Hosted by Latin icons Ivy Queen and Jacky Bracamontes, the ceremony was set to be a fantastic night. Latin superstar Thalia shut down the stage with her opening all-star performance dressed in eye-catching leopard glam–ultimately forcing the audience to rise out of their seats and dance to the rhythm.

Organizada por los íconos latinos Ivy Queen y Jacky Bracamontes, la ceremonia iba a ser una noche fantástica. La superestrella latina Thalia cerró el escenario con su actuación de apertura de estrellas vestida con un llamativo glamour de leopardo, lo que finalmente obligó a la audiencia a levantarse de sus asientos y bailar al ritmo.

Shakira Makes History (Shakira Hace Historia)

The ceremony’s highlight was Shakira receiving ‘Woman of the Year.’ This accolade ultimately makes Shakira the first Latin woman to achieve this milestone. Nothing was handed to the Colombian superstar.

With over 13 Latin Grammy awards and 8 Latin RIAA-Certified Diamond records, it’s evident that Shakira earned this achievement by applying herself musically and perfecting her craft throughout her 32-year career.

El punto culminante de la ceremonia fue que Shakira recibió el premio ‘Mujer del Año’. Este galardón finalmente convierte a Shakira en la primera mujer latina en lograr este hito. Nada le fue entregado a la superestrella colombiana.

Con más de 13 premios Grammy Latinos y 8 discos Diamante Certificados por la RIAA Latina, es evidente que Shakira obtuvo este logro aplicándose musicalmente y perfeccionando su oficio a lo largo de sus 32 años de carrera.

“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.”

“Shakira es la mujer definitiva en la música. Gracias a ella, las mujeres latinas de todo el mundo han sido empoderadas para escribir e interpretar música profundamente personal. Ella creó un movimiento por su cuenta, y sigue siendo más relevante que nunca hoy, con gracia, una profunda tradición de retribución y un enorme talento. Ella es la definición de una mujer en la música.”

Lelia Coco, Billboard (2023)

Honorable Honorees (Honorables Homenajeados)

Sunday night was a major, extravagant night for Latin women in music. During the two-hour ceremony, Billboard honored Latin women music artists, executives, and creatives–making the first Billboard Latin Women in Music event a massive success.

La noche del domingo fue de hecho una noche importante y extravagante para las mujeres latinas en la música. Durante la ceremonia de dos horas, Billboard honró a las artistas, ejecutivas y creativas de la música latina, haciendo del primer evento Billboard Latin Women in Music un éxito masivo.


Afro-Latin superstar Goyo delivered an amazing performance, ultimately taking home the ‘Agent of Change Award’ at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony.

La superestrella afrolatina Goyo ofreció una actuación fantástica, y finalmente se llevó a casa el ‘Premio Agente de Cambio’ en la ceremonia Billboard Latin Women in Music 2023.

Ana Gabriel

Ana Gabriel’s beautiful performance is one to remember, making it no surprise why she received the ‘Living Legend Award’ at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in ceremony.

La hermosa actuación de Ana Gabriel es inolvidable, por lo que no sorprende por qué recibió el ‘Premio Leyenda Viviente’ en la ceremonia de Billboard Latin Women 2023.


Evaluna rocked the stage before taking home the ‘Future and Tradition Award’ at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony.

Evaluna sacudió el escenario antes de llevarse a casa el ‘Premio Futuro y Tradición’ en la ceremonia Billboard Latin Women in Music 2023.


After her all-star opening performance, Thalia received the ‘Global Powerhouse Award’ at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony.

Después de su actuación de apertura, Thalia recibió el ‘Global Powerhouse Award’ en la ceremonia Billboard Latin Women in Music 2023.


Emilia graced the stage with her presence, taking home the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 2023 Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony.

Emilia adornó el escenario con su presencia, llevándose a casa el ‘Premio Rising Star’ en la ceremonia Billboard Latin Women in Music 2023.

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