Karol G is officially a rule breaker…
Billboard has announced its 2022 Women in Music honorees, with the 30-year-old Colombian singer among those being feted.
Karol G, who won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2018, will receive the Rule Breaker Award.
Her song “Tusa” with Nicki Minaj became an international success and was certified 28× Latin Platinum by the RIAA, staying on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart for 25 weeks.
The annual Women in Music event recognizes music’s top female artists, producers and executives for their contributions to music industry and their communities.
This year’s event, hosted by Ciara, will take place on March 2 at the YouTube Theater at L.A.’s Hollywood Park and for the first time ever, tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards will be available to the public. Tickets will go on sale in February.
Bonnie Raitt will receive the Icon Award, and Gabby Barrett will receive the Rising Star Award.
Phoebe Bridgers is 2022’s Trailblazer Award recipient, and Doja Cat will be honored with the Powerhouse Award. Saweetie will receive the Game Changer Award and Summer Walker gets this year’s Chartbreaker Award.
Karol G and the rest of the honorees will perform at the annual ceremony.
Additionally, Reservoir Media’s Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi will receive the Executive of the Year Award.
“We are once again thrilled to recognize a diverse group of incredibly powerful women driving the music business and shaping pop culture,” said Billboard’s editorial director, Hannah Karp. “From legendary acts to those just beginning to make a name for themselves, these are all women pushing the envelope and inspiring fans around the world with their musicality, determination, attitude and style. We are thrilled to bring these influencers together for a night of incredible performances and inspiring conversation about the future of music.”
“Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual opportunity for us to celebrate undeniably influential women from across the industry,” said Julian Holguin, president of Billboard. “From Doja Cat to Karol G, Saweetie and Bonnie Raitt, we couldn’t be more thrilled to honor this diverse group of women pushing limits and breaking down boundaries with a show stopping live event, and for the first time, invite fans to join in on the celebration in-person.”