Ivy Queen, Mia Nygren, Mónica Vélez and Mayna Nevarez will be the women awarded this year with the title Leading Ladies of Entertainment, a special recognition that is given in the week of the Latin Grammy.
The Latin Recording Academy announced this Wednesday the honorees in the fifth edition of the award, which in other editions was for artists such as Selena Gómez and Lila Downs and journalists such as María Elena Salinas.
«It is a program created five years ago to recognize professional and socially conscious women in the arts and entertainment sector who have made important contributions and inspired the next generation of women leaders.«, Explained the Latin Academy in a statement.
The award ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 16, during a virtual ceremony, although the Latin Grammy gala will be held two days later and in face-to-face format in Las Vegas (USA).
Among the laureates is Ivy Queen, one of the first nominees for the best urban music album category in the history of the Latin Grammy Awards and whose lyrics speak of female power, the organization highlighted.
It also appears Mia Nygren, general director of Spotify for Latin America and responsible for promoting some of the changes that have ended up defining the current music business.
In addition, Mayna Nevarez will be recognized as one of the most important publicists in the industry, with a catalog that includes Daddy Yankee, Carlos Vives and Natti Natasha.
Finally, the fourth honoree will be Mónica Vélez, composer of songs interpreted by Marc Anthony, Camila, Luis Fonsi, Malú, Paulina Rubio, Los Tigres del Norte and Luis Enrique, among others.
«These exemplary women give us the opportunity to reflect on the challenges that professionals face in the arts and entertainment environment today. Clearly there is still gender inequality in the industry«, Affirmed the CEO of the Latin Academy, Manuel Abud.
The Latin Grammys will be delivered on November 18 with Camilo, Juan Luis Guerra and C Tangana as the most nominated artists.