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Billboard’s Mujeres Latinas En La Música Event to Honor Thalia, Ana Gabriel, and More

Billboard is launching a new event to celebrate and honor iconic women in Latine music. The first honorees for Billboard’s Mujeres Latinas En La Música were announced today (Apr. 7), including Thalia, Ana Gabriel, Natti Natasha, Goyo, and more. The two-hour music special will recognize female artists, executives, and creatives who are making positive changes for women in the Latine music industry. The event will be hosted by Jaqueline Bracamontes and Ivy Queen, who recently received the Icon Award from Bad Bunny at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards. The inaugural Mujeres Latinas En La Música event will take place on May 6.

According to Leila Cobo, Billboard’s chief content officer for Latin/Español, “Our Latin Women In Music gala is a bold and inspiring event. Our honorees come from vastly diverse places, generations, styles, genres and philosophies, but all have excellence, commitment and unique and uncompromising artistry and points of view. In this landmark year for Latin music, we are so proud to launch our newest tentpole, where we will celebrate outstanding, powerful, leading women yearly.”

Mexican icon Ana Gabriel will be recognized with the Living Legend Award for her nearly five decades of hits, while Mexican pop superstar Thalia will also be honored with an award. Goyo, hailing from Colombia, will be another inaugural honoree by Billboard’s Mujeres Latinas En La Música. She has shined with Latin Grammy-winning group ChocQuibTown as well as a solo artist with her En Letra de Otro album. Dominican superstar Natti Natasha will also be honored with an award, as well as rising Argentine pop star Emilia and Venezuelan-American singer Evaluna, daughter of Ricardo Montaner.

Billboard’s Mujeres Latinas En La Música will air live from Watsco Center in Miami, FL. The event will be taped on Saturday, May 6, 2023, and air on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 9 p.m. EST on Telemundo and Universo.