The renowned Colombian pop star, Shakira, is set to be honored as Billboard’s Woman of the Year at the inaugural Latin Women in Music event on May 7th. This recognition highlights her remarkable contributions to the music industry and her advocacy for Latin women through her charity work and career.
Shakira’s remarkable achievements in the music industry have earned her this prestigious recognition.
She has produced numerous hit songs, including “Music Sessions #53,” which made her the first female artist to enter the Billboard Top 10 with a Spanish song. Her success is evident through her numerous Latin Grammy wins and her status as one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Additionally, she holds the title of the best-selling female artist of all time.
The Latin Women in Music event, which will air on Telemundo and Peacock at 9 p.m, will recognize the most prestigious stars of the evening, including Ana Gabriel, Thalia, and Eva Luna.
Shakira, a Colombian singer and songwriter often referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music”, is celebrated for her musical versatility. Her chart-topping hits include “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Can’t Remember to Forget You”, “Whenever, Wherever”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Waka Waka”, and “La Tortura”, among others. Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and 21 Guinness World Records.
Shakira’s successful career has opened doors for Latin singers to achieve global success. Billboard notes that with over 95 million records sold worldwide, she is the best-selling Latin female artist of all time. She was also named Billboard’s Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade twice, in 2000 and 2010. Moreover, she has won three Grammys, 12 Latin Grammys, seven Billboard Music Awards, and 39 Billboard Latin Music awards.