Shakira Makes History as Billboard’s First-Ever Latin Woman of the Year

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Shakira, the internationally renowned musician, has yet another accolade to add to her long list of achievements. Billboard, a leading music industry publication, has named her the first-ever Latin Woman of the Year.

This honor will be presented to her at the first Latin Women in Music gala, taking place at the Watsco Center in Miami on May 6th.

Chart-Topping Success

The prestigious recognition comes as no surprise given Shakira’s recent chart-topping successes.

She made history with "BZRP Music Sessions #53" when it became the most-streamed Latin track in Spotify history and the most-viewed Latin track on YouTube in 24 hours.

Additionally, she achieved the biggest Spanish-language debut of 2022, marking her continued dominance in the music industry.

The Ultimate Woman in Music

Leila Cobo, Billboard’s chief content officer for Latin/Español, hailed Shakira as the "ultimate Woman in Music."

She credited the artist for empowering Latin women worldwide to write and perform deeply personal music.

Furthermore, Shakira’s contributions have created a musical movement, and she remains more relevant than ever today.

Cobo acknowledged Shakira's grace, enormous talent, and deep tradition of giving back, defining her as the embodiment of a Woman in Music.

Shakira's recognition as Billboard's first Latin Woman of the Year is a significant milestone in her career.

This acknowledgment further cements her position as one of the most influential Latin artists in history.

Shakira's contributions to music and her empowerment of Latin women have left an indelible mark on the industry.

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