Billboard celebrates Latina women in music at event in Miami

Billboard Latina Women in Music 2024 celebrated its powerful honorees and music executives at an intimate gathering at the Cardozo Hotel in Miami Beach on Friday night (June 7).

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Organizing Committee advertisement board, Loud and Live, and Only in Date, the private celebration featured star guests such as Gloria Estefan, Ana Barbara and La India, who will receive the Legend, Musical Career and Pioneer awards this weekend, respectively, at the second edition of the awards. . Also in attendance were award-winning hitmaker Emilio Estefan and rising salsa singer Luis Figueroa.

“It's a pleasure to be here to honor an extraordinary group of women in an extraordinary year for Latin music,” said Lila Cobo, director of content for Billboard Latin and Billboard Español, during her acceptance speech.

“When I started advertisement board20 years ago, I never saw myself as an executive. “I saw myself as a journalist,” he continued. “Even though I started building a business that didn't exist, it took me a long time to see myself as an executive. I realized that I didn't see myself as an administrator because of the absence As an example He was doing exactly what I was trying to do. And made me realize its importance As an example In this business.”

Kobo then greeted all the powerful women in the room and revealed that advertisement board “We take great pride in lighting up those up front and giving the stage to up-and-comers.”

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After Kobo's speech, La India and Estefan, two of the 2024 honorees, shared a few words and showed off their beautiful friendship that has spanned the years. “You deserved it so much, you were such a good girl, so beautiful.” […] “I didn't get a chance to tell you, you should know that you've always supported me a lot,” the salsa singer told Estefan.

Ana Barbara & Emilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan & Ana Barbara

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Besides Estefan, La India and Ana Bárbara, advertisement board The following artists will be honored: Kanye Garcia (Spirit of Change), Kali Uchis (Rising Star), Angela Aguilar (Music Dynasty), Camila Cabello (Global Impact) and Woman of the Year, Carol G.

The Colombian superstar, who is currently on the European leg of her Manana Serra Bonito tour, did not attend the event but sent colorful preserved roses from Lovely Rose to hand out to all the honorees in the room.

The Billboard Latina Women in Music 2024 special will air exclusively on Telemundo on Sunday, June 9 at 9pm ET.

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