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Karol G named Billboard's 2024 Woman of the Year

Karol G is Billboard's 2024 Woman of the Year. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
Karol G is Billboard's 2024 Woman of the Year. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Colombian singer-songwriter Karol G was named Billboard magazine's 2024 Woman of the Year Thursday morning.

"With her immense talent, Karol G has created a movement for women across the globe due to her empowering lyrics and shameless confidence," Hannah Karp, Billboard's editorial director, said in a statement.

"The release of her groundbreaking album Mañana Será Bonito has proven her a force to be reckoned with in both the English and Spanish charts. We are so excited to honor her as Woman of the Year."

The artist will be celebrated at the Billboard Women in Music Awards on March 6 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting the gala.

Karol G wins an award at the 2023 Latin Billboard Music Awards on October 5, 2023. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI
Karol G wins an award at the 2023 Latin Billboard Music Awards on October 5, 2023. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI

Performers booked to sing include Charli XCX, Luísa Sonza, Maren Morris, Newjeans, TEMS, Victoria Monét and Young Miko.

Stars who were named Billboard's Woman of the Year in the past are SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

Karol G performs at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Karol G performs at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Karol G's Mañana Será Bonito won the top prize of Album of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony in Spain in November and won for Best Musica Urbana Album at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

The artist also took home the trophies for Best Urban Music Album, Best Urban Fusion/Performance for "Tqg" featuring Shakira.

Karol G arrives at the 2021 Univision's Premios Juventud Awards show in Miami. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI
Karol G arrives at the 2021 Univision's Premios Juventud Awards show in Miami. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI

The 32-year-old also had a role in Netflix's hit series Griselda.

Karol G performs on stage in her "$trip Love Tour" at the FTX arena in Miami, in 2022. File Photo By Gary I Rothstein/UPI
Karol G performs on stage in her "$trip Love Tour" at the FTX arena in Miami, in 2022. File Photo By Gary I Rothstein/UPI