Rosalia to Receive the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

There’s no denying Rosalia’s status as a rising star…

With Billboard‘s 14th annual Women in Music event just weeks away, the 26-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter, a big Latin Grammy winner this year, among the artists being celebrated for their contributions to female empowerment.


Rosalía, nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy this year, will receive the Rising Star Award after changing the sound of today’s mainstream music with her fresh flamenco-influenced pop.

She joins newly announced honorees Alicia Keys, who will receive the Impact Award, and Megan Thee Stallion, this year’s Powerhouse Award honoree.

“Women in Music is a celebration of artists and executives who are changing the world through their work. We are excited to honor Alicia Keys, Rosalía and Megan thee Stallion, whose singular visions and voices are shifting our culture while inspiring fans to stay true to themselves,” said Hannah KarpBillboard’s editorial director.

The trio will join previously announced honorees Taylor SwiftBillie Eilish, Alanis Morissette,Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile and Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perezat the 2019 Women in Music event, presented by YouTube Musicand hosted by last year’s Rising Star honoree Hayley Kiyoko.

The event and red carpet pre-show will stream live from the Hollywood Palladium on December 12 at starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Tessa Thompson Earns Rising Star Award Nomination from BAFTA

Tessa Thompson is a rising star… Literally…

The 34-year-old half-Afro-Panamanian, part-Mexican American actress has been nominated for the 2018 Rising Star Award, the only BAFTA film prize voted on by the public.

Tessa Thompson

Thompson is nominated for her breakout performance as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, a role she’ll reprise in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Thompson is nominated alongside Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet; Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, God’s Own Country’s Josh O’Connor and Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh.

The nominations are intended to represent five actors and actresses who have shown outstanding talent on the big screen in the past year and have captured the attention of both the public and the film industry.

Thompson has won prizes for her previous work and in 2017 starred in the blockbuster third installment in Marvel’s Thor.

The winner will be announced on February 18 at the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony.

Castro Nominated for Rising Star Award

Could the third time be the charm for Adriana Castro?

The Colombian designer has been nominated for the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in the Accessories category.

Adriana Castro

This marks the third straight year that Castro, who recently received the 2011 Miami Award in the Women’s Handbags category, has received this nomination.

Castro, who recently participated in the 3rd Bogota International Fashion Week, has seen her accessories and handbags welcomed into the wardrobes of celebrities like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Adriana Castro Handbags

Famed stylist Patricia Field even chose five of Castro’s handbags to accessorize the stars of Sex and the City 2.

Her designs, which include exotic animal skins like alligator, ostrich and python, have also been featured in Vogue.

Other Latino/a nominees include:

Fine Jewelry: Yolanda Torrrubia & Amaia Torrubia, Torrubia & Torrubia
Menswear: Luis M. Fernandez, Number: Lab
Women’s Ready-To-Wear: Nara Paz, Nara Paz Design Internationaie
Women’s Ready-To-Wear: Joel Diaz, Jolibe

Winners of the Fifteenth Annual Rising Star Awards will be announced at a special luncheon on Thursday, January 26 in New York City, which will include a keynote address by noted designer Isabel Toledo.

Click here for a complete list of nominees.