Gloria Estefan & Ángela Aguilar to Be Honored at Billboard Latin Women in Music 2024

Gloria Estefan and Ángela Aguilar will be honored at the 2024 Billboard Latin Women in Music event, Billboard and Telemundo announced on Thursday (May 16). The program will air exclusively on Telemundo on Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET. The special will also stream simultaneously on the Telemundo app and Peacock.


This celebration, which highlights the efforts of Latin women musicians who are “proactively working for positive change, inclusion and gender parity in the music industry,” will see the Cuban-American superstar receive the Legend title and the regional Mexican music star the Musical Dynasty honor.

Estefan, the “Conga” and “Mi Tierra” hitmaker, is renowned globally as a multi-talented singer and composer, celebrated for seamlessly blending her Cuban roots with mainstream music and paving the way for Latin musicians in the global arena. Billboard has hailed her as the most successful Latin “crossover” artist ever, underscoring her transformative impact on music and culture. She has sold more than 100 million records. Her many honors include three Grammy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 and the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2019, the latter award in tandem with her husband, Emilio Estefan.

The Legend recognition is given to outstanding artists who have left a “unique and immeasurable legacy and have significantly impacted the industry throughout their careers with their musical work.”

Meanwhile, Aguilar’s Musica Dynasty title is given to artists who “keep a familial artistic legacy alive and honor the musical dynasty to which they belong.” The Mexican singer is part of the esteemed Aguilar family, and, at 20 years old, she has carved out her own successful career with her talent while preserving the traditions of her family heritage.

With various hits under her belt, such as “Dime Como Quieres” with Christian Nodal at No. 8 on Hot Latin Songs and three No. 1s on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, the Grammy-nominated Mexican singer is a force to be reckoned with. She was also featured in Billboard’s 21 under 21 in 2022 and 2023.

Other Latin Women in Music recipients include Kany García, who will be given the Spirit of Change Award, and Ana Bárbara with the Lifetime Achievement Award. They were in the first round of recipients announced by Telemundo and Billboard on May 8.

In the coming weeks, additional honorees will be announced for the second annual Billboard Latin Women in Music ceremony, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes.

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