NEWS OF THE WEEK: Shakira named Billboard's first Latin Woman of the Year

Billboard announced on Monday they would award the Loca singer as their Latin Woman of the Year at their inaugural Latin Women In Music celebration airing on 7 May this year. The two-hour special, hosted by Ivy Queen and Jacqueline Bracamontes, would mark the first Billboard- presented gala celebrating female Latin music stars. The in-person event has been scheduled for 6 May at the Watsco Center in Miami, and the taping has been scheduled to air on Telemundo the next day. Billboard's chief content officer for Latin/Español, Leila Cobo, said in a statement: