Luisa Sonza to Receive Global Force Award at Billboard Women in Music Awards

Luisa Sonza is a global force… And now she’ll have an award to prove it!

The 25-year-old Brazilian singer-songwriter will be among the honorees of this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards.

Luis SonzaSonza will receive one of Billboard’s new Global Force Awards.

Sonza has released three studio albums, two EPs and two compilations. She has also collaborated with both Katy Perry and Demi Lovato. She and Pabllo Vittar cohost the HBO Max show Queen Stars.

But she’s not the only Latinx artist being feted…Young Miko will receive the Impact Award.

The Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter cracked the Billboard Hot 100 last year with her reggaeton song, “Classy 101” (with Feid). She incorporates her identity and interests, including anime and urban music, into her music.

Ice Spice will receive the Hitmaker Award.

“Four” is the 24-year-old half-Dominican American rapper’s magic number at the moment. That’s the number of Grammy nominations she received this year, including best new artist. And it’s the number of top 10 hits on the Hot 100 she amassed last year – for collaborations with Taylor Swift (“Karma”), PinkPantheress (“Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2”) and a pair of collaborations with Nicki Minaj (“Princess Diana” and “Barbie World,” which also featured Aqua).

The latter song is nominated for two Grammys – best rap song and best song written for visual media. “Karma” is nominated for best pop duo/group performance.

Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards, which will be held Wednesday, March 6, at YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. – just outside of Los Angeles — and will stream on March 7. The annual event features musical performances and honors women powerhouses who are shaping the music landscape.

Presenters, performers and additional honorees, including the identity of the 2024 Billboard Woman of the Year, will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We could not be more excited to celebrate these inspiring and dynamic artists from around the world, as they move our culture forward and inspire women everywhere to push boundaries and pursue their own dreams,” Billboard’s editorial director, Hannah Karp, said in a statement. “With the talented Tracee Ellis Ross as our host, this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards will be an unforgettable evening.”

Tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards are available to the public. American Express Card Members get early access to tickets from Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET – Friday, January 26 at 10:00am PT/1:00 pm ET (terms apply), before the public on-sale Saturday, January 27, at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET, at Prices range from $89 – $279. Fans can watch the show on Thurs, March 7 at 5pm PT/8pm ET on; more details about the stream will be announced soon.

Here’s a list of the 2024 honorees that have been announced so far.

NewJeans: Group of the Year Award
The South Korean group made a big splash in August 2023 when their second EP, Get Up, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, displacing Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). The group also had five Hot 100 hits, topped by “Super Shy,” which rode the chart for two months.

Ice Spice: Hitmaker Award
“Four” is Ice Spice’s magic number at the moment. That’s the number of Grammy nominations she received this year, including best new artist. And it’s the number of top 10 hits on the Hot 100 she amassed last year – for collabs with Taylor Swift (“Karma”), PinkPantheress (“Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2”) and a pair of collabs with Nicki Minaj (“Princess Diana” and “Barbie World,” which also featured Aqua).

The latter song is nominated for two Grammys – best rap song and best song written for visual media. “Karma” is nominated for best pop duo/group performance.

Victoria Monét: Rising Star Award
Monét was nominated for seven Grammys in 2024, for performance, songwriting and engineering. Her haul includes two of the Big Four awards – best new artist and record of the year for “On My Mama.” Monét’s album Jaguar II is nominated for two awards – best R&B album and best engineered album, non-classical.

Kylie Minogue: Icon Award
Minogue kicked off her Las Vegas residency on the heels of her 2023 Tension album, which featured the dance-floor smash “Padam Padam.” The track is nominated for a Grammy for best pop dance recording. Minogue won a Grammy for best dance recording 20 years ago for “Come Into My World.”

Minogue has a longer history on the Billboard Hot 100 than any of this year’s other nominees. She landed her first top 10 hit, a cover version of Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion,” in 1988. She returned to the top 10 in 2002 with “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” Her album Fever reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2002.

Maren Morris: Visionary Award
Last year, Maren announced that she was taking a break from country music, the format in which she became a star. She has also been outspoken about aspects of country music culture where she would like to see change. She won a Grammy for best country solo performance for “My Church” seven years ago. She has landed two top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, Hero (No. 5 in 2016) and GIRL (No. 4 in 2019). She landed her biggest hit to date for a pop recording, “The Middle,” on which she teamed with Zedd and Grey. The smash reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 2018.

Charli XCX: Powerhouse Award
The pop star performed “Speed Drive” on Barbie: The Album. Her biggest unaccompanied hit on the Hot 100, “Boom Clap,” was also from a film, The Fault in Our Stars. That song made the top 10 in 2014. She has made the top 10 as a featured artist twice – on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Charli XCX’s album Crash reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in 2022.

Tems: Breakthrough Award
The Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer is nominated for a Grammy as a co-writer of Rhianna’s smash “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The smash, which entered the Hot 100 at No. 2 in late 2022, is nominated for best song written for visual media. A year ago, it brought Tems and her co-writers an Oscar nod for best original song.

Tems won a Grammy last year – best melodic rap performance for Future’s “Wait for U,” on which she was featured (along with Drake). That song topped the Hot 100 in 2022. Tems landed her first top 10 hit, as a featured artist on Wizkid’s “Essence,” in 2021. Justin Bieber was also featured on that smash.

Young Miko: Impact Award
The Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter cracked the Hot 100 last year with her reggaeton song, “Classy 101” (with Feid). She incorporates her identity and interests, including anime and urban music, into her music. Young Miko’s birth name is María Victoria Ramírez de Arellano.

Luísa Sonza: Global Force Award
The Brazilian singer-songwriter will receive one of Billboard’s new Global Force Awards. Sonza has released three studio albums, two EPs and two compilations. She has also collaborated with both Katy Perry and Demi Lovato. She and Pabllo Vittar cohost the HBO Max show Queen Stars.

Pabllo Vittar Teams Up with Betty Who for “She Can Dance (Brabo Remix)”

It’s a tempestuous time for Pabllo Vittar. 

The 28-year-old Brazilian drag queen and singer has joined voices with Betty Who for a dancetastic remix of the Australian-American singer-songwriter and musician’s single “She Can Dance.”

Pabllo Vittar The new version, entitled “She Can Dance (Brabo Remix),” amps the energy up to an 11.

The Brabo remix of “She Can Dance” brings Latin, ballroom, and deep house elements to the track, giving it a stunning new perspective that will have you shaking your booty in no time.

Pabllo Vittar Added to LETSGETFR.EE Festival Lineup

Pabllo Vittar’s schedule is FREEing up…

The 28-year-old Brazilian drag queen and singer has been added to the lineup for this summer’s LETSGETFR.EE festival.

Pabllo Vittar Vittar is among a list of lineup newcomers that includes Tokischa, DJ Camilo and more.

They join the previously announced Missy Elliott, El Alfa, Ozuna, Kali Uchis and Bomba Estereo, to name a few.

The two-day event, taking place on August 20-21 in Queens, N.Y., is designed for and by Black, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ individuals, and according to a press statement, “Its mission is to close the equity gap for Black, Brown, Asian, and other underrepresented people in the entertainment industry, with the aim of achieving a diversified workforce across all levels in the industry by 2030.”

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Rebecca Black to Co-Host Special Afterparty During This Year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Rebecca Black will be pulling late-night duty at Coachella

A trio of festival afterparties will take place during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, with the 24-year-old half-Mexican American singer set to serve as one of the hosts..

Rebecca BlackTaking place each night of the first weekend of Coachella, April 15-17, the events are being produced by L.A.-based promoter Framework and will be hosted by Los Angeles’ revered A Club Called Rhonda, the Wynn Hotel’s ongoing Art of the Wild fête and Palm Springs’ recently launched Desert Air festival.

Friday night’s Rhonda show will be hosted by Black, along with Brazilian star Pabllo Vittar, with sets from Jayda G, SG Lewis, Purple Disco Machine and Rhonda’s longstanding residents Goddollars and Paradise.

On Saturday, Desert Air — which hosted its first-ever festival this past December in Palm Springs, Calif. — will feature Black Coffee playing back to back with The Martinez Brothers along with Peggy Gou and SOHMI, a Billboard pick for dance artists to watch this year.

And on Sunday, you can see Damian Lazarus b2b with Michael Bibi, Bedouin, Dixon and Layla Benitez playing at Art of the Wild.

All three events will happen at the Ross Aviation Thermal Airport in Thermal, Calif., roughly 15 minutes from the festival site in Indio. (This site is the former home of the once-buzzy, celebrity-laden Coachella afterparty Neon Carnival.)

Many of the artists playing this party trifecta are also playing Coachella itself, with the festival once again hosting the who’s who of dance music across multiple stages.

Pabllo Vittar Earns Nine MTV MIAW Awards Brazil Nominations

Pabllo Vittar is a hit with the millennials

The 2021 MTV MIAW (Millennial Awards) Awards Brazil nominations have been announced via Clubhouse and Instagram, with the 26-year-old Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter earning nine nominations.

Pabllo Vittar 

Vittar’s nominations include Hitmaker, two in the National Collab category and two in Hymn of the Year category.

The awards ceremony, which honors Brazil’s hottest trends, idols and top influencers in pop culture, will feature live performances and special appearances by content creators, television personalities and celebrities. The show will air Thursday, September 23, on MTV Brazil and Facebook.

Luísa Sonza is tied for the most nominations with nine, while Anitta picked up eight nods.

This is the fourth year for the MTV MIAW (Millennial Awards). The show is one of five current MTV-branded music awards shows, along with the MTV Video Music Awards (which originated in 1984), MTV EMA (Europe Music Awards, 1994), MTV Video Music Awards Japan (2002) and MTV MIAW (Latin America, 2013).

Fans can now visit to cast their vote on all 33 categories, including reality royalty, artist of the year, global hit and the coveted MIAW icon.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

Larissa Manoela
Sasha Meneghel
Ítalo Ferreira
Rebeca Andrade
Virgínia Fonseca
Pequena Lo

Gil do Vigor – BBB
Ingrid O’Hara, De Férias Com o Ex Brasil: Celebs
Isabella Sherer – MasterChef Brasil
Jojo Todynho – A Fazenda
Juliette – BBB
Lipe – A Fazenda
Matheus Novinho – Acapulco Shore
Lucas Maciel – A Ilha

Yasmin Castilho
Favelado Investidor
Lara Silva
Mariah Nala
MC Dricka
Raphael Vicente

Ai, dor
Dogg Face
Gabi AE4
Jacaré da Vacina
O Brasil tá lascado
Shitty Flute

Amora, Bruna Marquezine
Dionísio, Lipe
Sol, Grazi Massafera
Beethoven, Marina Ruy Barbosa
Lilo, Viih Tube
Nelson, Bianca e Fred
Norbert Macedo, Anitta
Valdemar, Larissa Manoela

Vitor Kley
Barões da Pisadinha
Kevin o Chris
Luisa Sonza
MC Don Juan
Pabllo Vittar
Pedro Sampaio

Boca Rosa
Bruna Tavares
Flávia Durante
Manu Gavassi
Marina Ruy Barbosa

Bruna Marquezine
Gloria Groove
Matheus Pasquarelli
Leo Picon
Duda Beat
Sabrina Sato

Vênus Podcast
Eu Fico Loko
Não Ouvo
Pod Delas

Ana Maria Brogui
Bela Gil
Mohamad Hindi
Paola Carosella
Receitas de Pai
Rodrigo Hilbert

Brasil Que Deu Certo
De Sola
Melted Videos
Pequena Lo
Saquinho de Lixo
Vittor Fernando

Ingrid O’Hara
Klayver Pop
Lara Silva
Lucca Maciel
Virgínia Fonseca
Cínthia Cruz
Vanessa Lopes

Gustavo Tubarão
Camilla de Lucas
Lucas Guedez
Pequena Lo
Ruivinha de Marte
Vittor Fernando

Lorenza Valloto
Josy Ramos
Gabriel Holtz
Lucca Najar
Matheus Cardoso

Bianca e Fred
Caíque Gama e Flavia Gabe
Ícaro Silva e Lucas Leto
Lahn Lahn e Nanda Costa
Ludmilla e Brunna
Sasha e João Figueiredo
Vitória Strada e Marcella Rica
Zé Felipe e Virgínia

Bruna Linzmeyer
Dora Figueiredo
Gil do Vigor
Lia Clark
Douglas Souza
Tarso Brant

Afonso Padilha
Evelyn Castro
Bruna Louise
Dani Calabresa
Rafael Portugal
Marcelo Adnet
Renato Albani
Thiago Ventura

Liberdade Quando o Grave Bate Forte – Alok, MC Don Juan e GBR
Deixa de Onda – Dennis feat Ludmilla e Xamã
Modo Turbo – Luísa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza
Fala Mal de Mim – Pedro Sampaio, Wesley Safadão e Daniel Caon
Leão – Xamã e Marília Mendonça
Tranquilita – Zé Felipe e Virgínia

Filipe Ret
MC Cabelinho
Tasha e Tracie

Deixa de Onda – Dennis, Ludmilla e Xamã
Tipo Gin – Kevin o Chris
Rainha da Favela – Ludmilla
Modo Turbo – Luisa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Bipolar – MC Davi, MC Pedrinho e MC Don Juan
Quero Ver É Me Esquecer – Barões da Pisadinha ft. Jorge e Matheus
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza

Positions – Ariana Grande
Love Sick Girls – Black Pink
Levitating – Dua Lipa
Peaches – Justin Bieber
Montero – Lil Nas X
Midnight Sky – Miley Cyrus
Good 4 U – Olivia Rodrigo
Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

Não Passa Vontade – Anavitoria e Duda Beat
Girl From Rio – Anitta
Sistema Obtuso – Criolo e Tropkillaz
Coringa – Jão
Morena – Luan Santana
Modo Turbo – Luisa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Lokko – Giulia Be
Pensa – Vitão

Kevin o Chris
MC Don Juan
MC Dricka
MC Hariel
Tati Zaqui

DJ Guuga
Lucas Beat
Pedro Sampaio
Rennan da Penha

Luisa Sonza
Pabllo Vittar
Kevin o Chris

Girl Like Me – Black Eyed Pease e Shakira
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat e Sza
Beautiful Mistakes – Maroon5
Qué Más Pues? – J.Balvin e Maria Becerra
Prisoner – Miley Cyrus feat Dua Lipa
Monster – Shawn Mendes e Justin Bieber
Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars e Anderson Paak) –
Save Your Tears – The Weekend e Ariana Grande

Nick Cruz
Jovem Dex

Jovem Dex
Recayd Mob

Gueto – Iza
Errada Ela não tá – Jottapê, Kevinho e ARON
Senta com Amor – Kevinho e Zé Felipe
Rainha da Favela – Ludmilla
Bilhete Premiado – Gabily, Kevin o Chris e MC Kevin
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza
Peligrosa – Urias

Cor – Anavitória
NU – Djonga
Te Amo Lá Fora – Duda Beat
Imaterial – Filipe Ret
Doce 22 – Luisa Sonza
Portas – Marisa Monte
Batidão Tropical – Pabllo Vittar
Zodíaco – Xamã

Amor ou Litrão – Petter Ferraz e Menor Nico
Apaga a Luz e Apaga Tudo – MC Torpe
Bipolar – MC Davi, MC Pedrinho e MC Don Juan
Disco Arranhado – Malu e DJ Lucas Beat
Em Homem a Gente Não Confia – MC Manu
Meu Pedaço de Pecado – João Gomes
Preta do Cabelo Cacheado – MC Don Juan, TH CDM, DG e Batidão Estronda
Tipo Gin – Kevin o Chris

Bridgerton – Netflix
Manhãs de Setembro – Amazon Prime Video
Elite – Netflix
Gossip Girl – HBO Max
As Five – GloboPlay
Pen15 – Paramount+
The Handmaid’s Tale – Paramount+
Wandavision – Disney+

Anitters – Anitta
Beliebers – Justin Bieber
Blink – Black Pink
Boca Rosers – Bianca Andrade
Gavassiers – Manu Gavassi
Cactos – Juliette
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
RBDManíacos – RBD

Pabllo Vittar Earns GLAAD Media Awards Nomination

Pabllo Vittar has extra reason to be gla(a)d

GLAAD has announced the nominees for the 32d GLAAD Media Awards, with the 26-year-old Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter earning a nod.

Pabllo Vittar 

Vittar is nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist for her album 111.

She’ll compete against Ricky Martin, nominated for Pausa, and then Kehlani for her album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.

Arca has picked up a GLAAD nod…

The 31-year-old Venezuelan record producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter, whose full name is Alejandra Ghersi, is nominated in the Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist category for the album KiCk i.

Gloria Estefan’s daughter Emily Estefan is nominated in the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show episode for “Emily’s Coming Out Story” from Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk: The Estefans.

Jesse & Joy have earned a special callout…

The Mexican sibling duo will receive special recognition for their hit single “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma).”

Josie Totah , D.J.ShangelaPierce, and Jonathan Bennett took to GLAAD’s TikTok page to unveil the nominees. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for April 2021.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

“During an unprecedented year of crises and isolation, the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards reached LGBTQ people with powerful stories and inspired countless others around the world with bold looks at LGBTQ people and issues,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change.”

Here’s the full list of nominees:


Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)
Happiest Season (Hulu)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
The Old Guard (Netflix)
The Prom (Netflix)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Ammonite (NEON)
And Then We Danced (Music Box Films)
The Boys in the Band (Netflix)
The Half of It (Netflix)
I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kajillionaire (Focus Features)
The Life Ahead (Netflix)
Lingua Franca (ARRAY/Netflix)
Monsoon (Strand Releasing)
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Vertical Entertainment)

Outstanding Documentary
Circus of Books (Netflix) Disclosure (Netflix)
Equal (HBO Max)
For They Know Not What They Do (First Run Features)
Howard (Disney+)
Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix)
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil FIlms/Shudder)
Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)
We Are The Radical Monarchs (PBS POV)
Welcome to Chechnya (HBO) 

Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Love, Victor (Hulu)
Saved by the Bell (Peacock)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Superstore (NBC)
Twenties (BET) 

Outstanding Drama Series
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
P–Valley (Starz)
Ratched (Netflix)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Supergirl (The CW)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)Vida (Starz)
The Wilds (Amazon)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 

Outstanding TV Movie
Alice Júnior (Netflix)
Bad Education (HBO)
The Christmas House (Hallmark Channel)
The Christmas Setup (Lifetime)
Dashing in December (Paramount Network)
The Thing About Harry (Freeform)
Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios)
Unpregnant (HBO Max)
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix) 

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
Hollywood (Netflix),
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) 

Outstanding Reality Program
Deaf U (Netflix)
Legendary (HBO Max)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
We‘re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming
“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)
“Dogbot” Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS)
“Nancy Plays Dress Up” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)
Summer Camp Island (HBO Max) 

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)
Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
First Day (Hulu)
Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Mary Anne Saves the Day” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
“Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)
The Owl House (Disney Channel)
She–Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) 

Outstanding Music Artist
Adam Lambert, Velvet (More Is More/Empire)
Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record (Warner Records)
Halsey, Manic (Capitol)
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t (Atlantic)
Lady Gaga, Chromatica (Streamline/Interscope)
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts (RCA)
Pabllo Vittar, 111 (BMT/Sony Music Brasil)
Peppermint, A Girl Like Me: Letters to My Lovers (Producer Entertainment Group)Ricky Martin, Pausa (Sony Latin)
Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol) 

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
Arca, KiCk i (XL)
Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records)
FLETCHER, The (S)ex Tapes (Capitol)
Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Boy (Keiynan Lonsdale)
Kidd Kenn, Child’s Play (Island Records)
Orville Peck, Show Pony (Columbia/Sub Pop)
Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Rina Sawayama, Sawayama (Dirty Hit/Avex Trax)
Trixie Mattel, Barbara (Producer Entertainment Group/ATO Records)
Victoria Monét, Jaguar (Tribe Records) 

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)
Bugsnax (Young Horses)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)
Ikenfell (Humble Games)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)
The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)

Outstanding Comic Book
Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin (DC Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics) Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera (BOOM! Studios) Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics) Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
X-Factor, written by Leah Williams (Marvel Comics)
You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez (DC Comics) 

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Andy Cohen Calls for Change So He Can Donate His Plasma” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
“Black Trans Lives Matter” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
“Emily’s Coming Out Story” Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
“Laverne Cox – Exploring Trans Representation with ‘Disclosure’” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
“Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality” A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Black Trans Activists on Being the ‘Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom’” MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)
“Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter” Good Morning America (ABC)
“Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court” ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)
“One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg” State of the Union (CNN)
“Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election” (CBSN) 

Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form

ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall” (ABC)
“The Deciders” (CBS)
“Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020” (NBC News NOW)
“Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision” (ABC News Live)
“Prideland” (PBS) 

Outstanding Print Article
“20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline” by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
“The AIDS Quilt Marches Home” by Jason Sheeler (People)
“As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By” by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)
“Delaware’s Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Senator” by Meg Ryan (Delaware Today)
“How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event” by Anushka Patil (The New York Times)
“It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood” by Tre’vell Anderson (Out)
“LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them.” by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Today)
“Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay” by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star)
“States Won’t Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 — and Advocates Aren’t Happy” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
“Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure” by Tre’vell Anderson (Essence) 

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate

Outstanding Online Journalism Article
“The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate” by Katie Barnes (
“Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors’” by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (
“Here’s how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this ‘Very Personal’ Election” by John Gallagher (
“No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV” by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez ( “An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic” [series] by Phillip Picardi (
“Queer Spaces Project” [series] by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (

“Trans Athletes’ Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby” [series] by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (
“Trans Freedom Fighters” [series] by Sam Levin ( “Trans, Imprisoned — and Trapped” by Kate Sosin (
“‘You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance” by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta ( 

Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir” by Robert Leslie (Business Insider)
“I’m an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice” by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)
“Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women’s Lived Experiences” by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)
“They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising” by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story)
“Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of ‘Sex’” by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
The Reckoning

Special Recognition
After Forever (Amazon)
Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast
Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)
Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)
Out (Pixar/Disney+)
Razor Tongue (YouTube)
“The Son” Little America (Apple TV+)


Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series
Ana (Amazon/Comedy Central/Pantaya)
Élite (Netflix)
#Luimelia (Atresplayer Premium)
Someone Has to Die (Netflix)
Veneno (HBO Max) 

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism
“Decisión de la Corte Suprema Para Comunidad LGBTQ” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Cómo Salió del Clóset y Cómo se lo Comunicó a su Familia” Despierta América (Univision)
“Proyecto ser Humano: La Terapia del Engaño” Camilo (CNN en Español)
“Refugio para Pacientes de COVID-19 y Comunidad LGBTI en México” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“Sanación Milagrosa” Despierta América (Univision)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article
“El Brutal Asesinato de una Mujer Transgénero Conmociona a Puerto Rico y Renueva una Conversación Sobre la Transfobia” por Harmeet Kaur y Rafy Rivera (CNNEspañ
“Desapareció en México, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora María Elizabeth Montaño y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans” por Albinson Linares y Marina E. Franco (
“Entrevistas para el mes del Orgullo LGBT+” por Paula Velasco, Aurora Villaseñor, y Sofía Viramontes (
“Elliot Page y el Dilema Social del Género” por Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDí “La Historia de un Amor Moderno” por María Torres Clausell (Quié

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“Abril Zamora: Sin Filtros” (Elle España)
“Ciudad de México Prohibe las ‘Terapias’ Contra la Homosexualidad” por Elías Camhaji, Jonás Cortés, y Rodrigo Floriano (El País)
“La Liga Deportiva de la Diversidad” por Lucía Anaya (VICE en Español) “Mujeres LGBT+ en México: Ari Vera” (Homosensual)
“Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar” por Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, y José Sepúlveda (El Nuevo Herald)

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)
Jesse & Joy, “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma)”

Pabllo Vittar to Host Virtual Halloween Benefit Event, “111 Halloween Club Night”

Pabllo Vittar want you to have a spook-tacular Halloween

Social-distancing policies are still in place throughout the world, so celebrating Halloween will be quite different this year. But the 26-year-old Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter hopes to keep the spirit of the season alive.

Pabllo Vittar 

Vittar has announced a brand-new live experience, 111 Halloween Club Night, to take place on Halloween (Saturday, October 31). In partnership with online 3-D avatar site IMVU, the event will feature Vittar hosting her own spooky festival with special guests, DJ sets and a lot of great music.

The event will feature six digital “stages,” each with their own set of performers, including Vittar, Christine and the QueensKim PetrasPurity Ring and many more. Starting at noon UTC, each set of performers will take to the stage throughout the day, with Brooklyn-based duo Spirit Twin serving as producers throughout the day.

Along with giving fans some much-needed live music, the event will also raise funds for a good cause: 111 Halloween Club Night will help raise money for the National Independent Venue Association and their ongoing Save Our Stages campaign to provide economic relief to indie venues impacted by the global pandemic.

“It’s an honor to help curate this event with IMVU and all of the incredible artists,” Vittar said in a statement. “Let’s all get dressed up online for Halloween this year and help save our stages for when the world re-opens.”

Check out more details for the event and RVSP to Pabllo Vittar’s 111 Halloween Club Night here.

Pabllo Vittar Starring in Calvin Klein’s New Pride Campaign

Pabllo Vittar is showing her pride in a big way…

The 25-year-old Brazilian drag queen and singer-songwriter, who has spoken out about the issues the LGBTQ+ community singer the beginning of her career, is now sharing her pride in a global way.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

Vittar has been announced as one of the newest members of Calvin Klein‘s brand new Pride campaign, #PROUDINMYCALVINS

In the official photo released from the star’s shoot, Vittar’s big and bold drag persona is replaced with a minimally made-up Vittar posing in the brand’s yellow Pride crop top.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

But Vittar isn’t the only proud artists named to the campaign lineup…

The campaign also includes queer stars Chella ManMaryVTommy DorfmanJari JonesMina GergesGia WoodsReese King and Ama Elesser.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

The shoot’s photographer made it clear the importance of having these stories told by queer people for queer people.

“Using a cast and crew that spans the full LGBTQ+ spectrum, we wanted to make sure that the entire community feels represented, included and celebrated,” said Ryan McGinley. “My goal is always to create honest photos that connect to the viewer on a human level and show the subject’s power and vulnerability as human beings. This mix is perhaps my most core value as an artist.”

Pabllo Vittar Releases First English-Only Single “Flash Pose,” Featuring Charli XCX

Pabllo Vittar has released her first-ever single sung entirely in English.

The 24-year-old Brazilian singer and drag artist has joined voices with longtime collaborator Charli XCX on “Flash Pose.”

Pabllo Vittar

Touted as the first single off her upcoming album 111, “Flash Pose” is an infectious club anthem that feels eminently danceable, fun as hell and offers a new take on classic Pabllo-sounds. 

“Come over, come over baby/ Come in my picture, that’s right/ Because I wasn’t trying to get a nice picture by myself!” Vittar sings wickedly.

“I can’t describe the feeling — I am super excited! This is my first song in English and I have my friend Charli with me,” Vittar tells Billboard. “I couldn’t be happier right now.”

Vittar, who’s known for creating modern dancehall tracks in both Portuguese and Spanish, has become increasingly popular Stateside, even among non-multilingual listeners. 

Her fresh take on international pop music as well as her powerful message of queer empowerment — she’s an outspoken critic of Brazil’s conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro— has won her powerful accolades and brought her performances to Pride festivities across the U.S., including a headlining spot on Pride Island during WorldPride NYC 2019. 

“We have to show those kinds of people that you can be who you want and do whatever you want, as long as you respect other people’s space and feelings,” says Vittar. “I am not hurting anyone, I am trying to do my share to make a better world for everyone. I am an LGBTQ artist and I am proud of it, and no one can tell me what I can or cannot do.”

With her popularity in North America growing, it makes sense that Vittar’s next move would be to release an English-language song.

Becky G Headlining the Fitness Concert at This Year’s Zumba Instructor Convention

Becky G is ready to zum-zum-zum…

The 22-year-old Mexican American singer, rapper and actress is headlining a special concert at the 2019 Zumba Instructor Convention, taking place now through Sunday in Orlando, Florida.

Becky G

Becky G is sharing headlining duties for the annual Fitness Concert with Brazilian drag queen sensation Pabllo Vittar, promising an amazing show.

“I’m so excited! I’m not going to lie,” Becky G tells Billboard. “I’m like fangirling about it because I’m a huge Zumbafan and on top of that, I’m excited about the opportunity to be affiliated with the Zumba family.”

Vittar will be performing his upcoming single “Flash Pose,” featuring Charli XCX, a song that’s full of energy and has a super ’90s vibe.

“I love to perform and this one is going to be special,” says Vittar. “This will be my first time at a Zumba convention, and I can’t wait. I am super excited to sing for all those people and, most importantly, see all the cool choreography there.”

The Zumba Fitness Concert takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.