Billboard Women in Music 2023 brought all the female love and support and to the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Mar. 1), where some of the most impactful women in the music industry came together to uplift and celebrate each other.
SZA was honored as the 2023 Woman of the Year, following her incredible 2022 and the release of her impressive sophomore album, SOS, which is enjoying its 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. “You just have to say yes to the possibility,” she concluded her moving acceptance speech at the ceremony. “And thank y’all for saying yes to me.”
Ivy Queen, Rosalía, Lana Del Rey, Kim Petras, TWICE, Lainey Wilson, Doechii, Becky G and Latto were also honored with their own awards at the ceremony. Rosalía was the event’s first-ever Producer of the Year, Ivy Queen accepted the Icon Award, Lana Del Rey was the night’s Visionary, Kim Petras took home the Chartbreaker award, TWICE was the Breakthrough artist, Lainey Wilson was awarded the Rulebreaker honor, Doechii was honored as the Rising Star, Becky G accepted the Impact award and Latto was 2023’s Powerhouse.
The fun continued backstage at Women in Music, where the honorees and the night’s presenters posed for a series of stunning portraits. See them all in the gallery below.