María Elena Salinas and Selena Gómez will receive a tribute at the Latin Grammy ceremony

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Due to the pandemic, the tribute on November 17 -two days before the musical gala- will be in a virtual event.

María Elena SalinasSelena Gómez, Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, and Ángela N. Martínez is the women awarded the Leading Ladies of Entertainment, a special award that is given in the week of the Latin Grammy, announced this Wednesday by the Latin Academy of the Recording.

” It is a distinction to recognize the work of professional women within the arts and entertainment sector whose social conscience, as well as their important contributions, have inspired the next generation of women, ” the Latin Academy explained in a statement.

This is the fourth time that this recognition has been given within the Latin Grammy celebrations, although due to the pandemic the tribute on November 17 -two days before the musical gala- will be in a virtual event.

Among this year’s laureates is Selena Gomez, a global music star who has sold more than 145 million singles worldwide.

The Academy celebrates its contributions to social causes by serving as a producer on the series “13 Reasons Why,” on bullying, and the documentary “Living Undocumented,” which focused on the problems faced by undocumented immigrants in the United States.

For her part, María Elena Salinas is one of the most popular journalists among the Latino community in the United States, after hosting the Univisión news for 30 years, moderating presidential debates and awarding dozens of scholarships to journalism students.

Colombian Gloria “Goyo” Martínez is another of the winners who made a space in the world of music promoting equality with songs that mix traditional genres with urban sounds.

Finally, Ángela N. Martínez is a music lawyer who has worked with Luis Fonsi and Ricky Martin, among others, and was named the best in the sector by Billboard magazine.

“These four successful women are passionate, objective, and extraordinarily inspiring,” said Latin Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr.

The Latin Grammys will be delivered on November 19, during a special broadcast for the coronavirus pandemic organized from different parts of the world.

Bad Bunny, Pedro Capó, Alejandro Fernández, Karol G, Kany García, Los Tigres del Norte, Christian Nodal, Fito Páez, Marc Anthony and Nathy Peluso are the confirmed artists who will perform at the gala.