Karol G Named Billboard’s 2024 Woman of the Year
*Los Angeles, CA* - Colombian singer-songwriter Karol G has been bestowed with the prestigious title of Billboard's 2024 Woman of the Year, a recognition that places her among esteemed artists like Taylor Swift, SZA, and Lady Gaga.
Historic Grammy Win for Karol G
This past Sunday marked a historic milestone in Karol G's career as she secured her first-ever Grammy award. Notably, she made history by becoming the first woman to triumph in the Best Urban Music category, challenging traditional perceptions of reggaetón and Latin hip-hop as male-dominated genres.
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Empowering Women in Music
Reflecting on her journey, Karol G expressed the challenges she faced as a woman in the music industry, particularly within the realm of urban music.
"You know, I feel a lot of responsibility about that," she shared with The Associated Press. "As a woman, I have to say, like in my experience, it was tough, like so many things, to be a girl in this industry, in the music that I do, in urban music."
Recognition at the Billboard Women in Music Awards
Karol 's groundbreaking achievements will be celebrated at the upcoming Billboard Women in Music Awards on March 6. This prestigious event has previously honored icons such as Madonna, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande.
In 2023, Karol G's album "Mañana Será Bonito" garnered widespread acclaim, breaking streaming records and claiming the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Notably, this achievement marked her as the **first woman** to accomplish such a feat with a Spanish-language release.
Paving the Way for Future Generations
Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director, emphasized Karol G's immense talent and her role in empowering women worldwide through her music.
"With her immense talent, Karol G has ignited a movement for women worldwide through her empowering lyrics and unwavering confidence," Karp stated.
"The release of her groundbreaking album 'Mañana Será Bonito' has firmly established her as a dominant force on both the English and Spanish music charts. We are thrilled to recognize her as Woman of the Year."
Celebrating Women in Music
Alongside Karol G, other notable honorees at the Billboard Women in Music Awards include Ice Spice, NewJeans, Victoria Monét, Maren Morris, Kylie Minogue, Young Miko, and more.
The ceremony, hosted by actor and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, is scheduled to take place at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.
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