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Sarah Geronimo Triumphs as Global Force at Billboard Women In Music Awards, Advocates for OPM and Positivity in Music

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Philippine pop icon Sarah Geronimo received her award at the Billboard Music Awards stage in LA. Photo from Billboard Philippines report.

Filipina pop star Sarah Geronimo has been hailed a Global Force at the 2024 Billboard Women In Music Awards, marking a historic moment for the Philippines. Geronimo stood out among international talents as she received the inaugural Billboard Global Force Award alongside the world’s best music artists.

Sarah Geronimo is the first homegrown Filipina to be honored at the Billboard Awards event. The Global Force Award, introduced this year, acknowledges artists who have made a significant impact worldwide with Sarah proudly representing Filipino talent alongside Brazil’s Luísa Sonza and Italy’s Annalisa.

Geronimo personally accepted the Global Force Award at the ceremony held earlier today, March 7, PhST (March 6 US Time) at the YouTube Theater in California.

At the event, Geronimo delivered a poignant acceptance speech, dedicating her award to Filipino artists worldwide: “I humbly accept this award on behalf of every excellent Filipino artist back home and all over the world.”

She articulated the award’s significance, associating it with courage, hope, and the transformative power of music: “For me, this recognition signifies courage and hope. Courage to accept and embrace one’s self and the courage to break boundaries and rise above all the setbacks and challenges that every artist needs to face.

“And the hope that one day, this meaningful moment will bridge the gap between the Philippines and other nations, collaborating, uniting as one to create change and positivity in the world through music.”

She ended her speech speaking in the Filipino language: “Muli, ako si Sarah Geronimo, isang Filipina. Maraming salamat po, mabuhay ang OPM. Thank you, Billboard.”

(“Once again I am Sarah Geronimo, a Filipina. Thank you, Long live OPM. Thank you, Billboard.”)

Billboard Philippines highlighted Geronimo’s selection for her profound impact on music and her advocacy for positive change. With a career spanning over two decades, Geronimo’s achievements in various music genres and her ability to connect with audiences worldwide underscore her status as a cultural icon.

“We are proud to witness Sarah Geronimo inspire a nation as the embodiment of a true Filipino artist during this global celebration of Women in Music,” said Billboard Philippines’ Editor-in-Chief Bret Jackson in an official statement.

“Among the three candidates Billboard Philippines has shortlisted for this distinguished award, it is with great pride and honor that we have chosen Sarah Geronimo. She is an all-around performer that has ranked on Billboard’s global charts and has consistently sold out shows. Her unparalleled contributions to the music industry, her extraordinary talent, and her unwavering commitment to effect positive change through her music make her an exemplary choice. This award is not only a recognition of Sarah’s exceptional achievements but also a celebration of Filipino music. This milestone is the first of many in keeping with our mission to bridge Filipino music and the world,” adds Billboard Philippines’ Publisher Anne Bernisca.

Geronimo is no stranger to acclaim, holding numerous awards including the Asian Artist of the Year. She commands a significant streaming presence on Spotify. Her hit “Tala” not only charted internationally but also played a part in philanthropic efforts following the Taal Volcano eruption.

In addition to her music career, Geronimo’s roles on television as a coach and mentor demonstrate her commitment to nurturing the next generation of talent. Her influence extends beyond entertainment, serving as an inspiration for artists and fans alike.

Fans of Sarah Geronimo and fellow awardees like Karol G, NewJeans, Charli XCX, Ice Spice, Kylie Minogue, and more can watch the show this March 8 at 9 AM PhST (March 7 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET) on billboardwomeninmusic.com.

As we celebrate Sarah Geronimo’s achievements and her vision for a unified world through music, we invite you to share her story and inspire others. Spread the word and join us in applauding Sarah’s contribution to music and culture.

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