Sarah Geronimo Makes History: First Filipina Honored at Billboard Women in Music Awards

Philippine music icon Sarah Geronimo has made history once again, being announced as the first Filipina to receive an esteemed honor at the prestigious Billboard Women in Music Awards. Geronimo, often hailed as the country’s pop royalty, will be bestowed with the Global Force Award, a recognition of her immense influence and impact on the global music scene.

The groundbreaking announcement, made on February 24, Philippine time, through Billboard’s official social media channels, marks a significant moment not only in Geronimo’s illustrious career but also in the history of Filipino representation on the international stage. Since its inception in 2007, the Billboard Women in Music Awards have celebrated the achievements of female artists worldwide, making Geronimo’s recognition all the more remarkable as the first-born-and-raised Filipina to be honored.

Sharing the spotlight with Geronimo as inaugural recipients of the Global Force Award are Brazilian singer-songwriter LuΓ­sa Sonza and Italian artist Annalisa, underscoring the diversity and richness of talent across the global music landscape. The introduction of the Global Force Award in 2024 further demonstrates Billboard’s commitment to recognizing artists who transcend borders and inspire audiences on a global scale.

The much-anticipated awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 6 at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California. While attendees will experience the event firsthand, music enthusiasts worldwide can join in celebrating Geronimo’s milestone achievement by tuning in to the broadcast on March 7 via Billboard’s website.

Geronimo’s groundbreaking accolade serves as a testament to her unparalleled artistry, unwavering dedication, and enduring influence in shaping the music industry both at home and abroad. From her humble beginnings as a young contestant on a talent show to her status as one of the most recognized and respected artists in the Philippines and beyond, Geronimo continues to captivate audiences with her powerhouse vocals, electrifying performances, and heartfelt lyrics.

As she prepares to accept the Global Force Award on the illustrious stage of the Billboard Women in Music Awards, Geronimo’s journey stands as an inspiration to aspiring artists everywhere, proving that with talent, perseverance, and a fearless spirit, anything is possible. Her triumph not only elevates her legacy but also paves the way for future generations of Filipina artists to dream big and reach for the stars on the global stage.

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