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Sarah Geronimo Becomes First Filipina To Win Billboard’s Global Force Award


Sarah Geronimo Becomes First Filipina To Win Billboard’s Global Force Award


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Filipino pop sensation Sarah Geronimo is set to make history at the prestigious Women in Music Awards by Billboard. Alongside international talents, Geronimo will receive the coveted Global Force Award, becoming the first Filipina to achieve this recognition. The awards ceremony, celebrating women’s exceptional contributions to the music industry, will take place on March 6, 2024, at the YouTube Theater in California, USA.

Since its inception in 2007, the Billboard Women in Music Awards have evolved into a significant platform for honoring influential women in the music industry. Renowned figures such as Madonna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry have all been recipients of the prestigious Woman of the Year award. The introduction of the Global Force Award marks a notable addition to the 2024 edition. With her exceptional talent and international appeal, Sarah Geronimo is poised to make history as the first Filipina to receive this esteemed recognition.

In response to the announcement, Geronimo expressed her gratitude on social media, stating, “Honored and grateful to be one of the recipients of Billboard’s Global Force Award. This recognition belongs to every dreamer and amazing Filipino artist we have. Mabuhay ang OPM! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Maraming salamat, Billboard PH!!”

Alongside Geronimo’s well-deserved recognition, the Women in Music Awards will spotlight a remarkable lineup of accomplished female artists from around the world. Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue will receive the Icon Award, while Colombian sensation Karol G. will be honored as Woman of the Year. American artist Maren Morris is set to receive the Visionary Award; England’s Charlie XCX will be recognized with the Powerhouse Award; Nigeria’s Tems will receive the Breakthrough Award; and Puerto Rico’s Miko will be honored with the Impact Award.

The celebration of individual accomplishments at this year’s ceremony is complemented by a collective acknowledgment of the varied and significant contributions made by women in the global music industry. The Women in Music Awards highlight the influence of female voices in the music industry, from up-and-coming artists to well-known icons.

Geronimo’s Global Force Award is a representation of the growing power of Filipino musicians globally, as well as of her own achievements. The Women in Music Awards promise to be an inspiring and joyous evening in keeping with the spirit of “Mabuhay ang OPM” and celebrating extraordinary talent.

Photo Credits: Mark Nicdaoo/Billboard Philippines,