Rosalía to receive Producer of the Year Award
The Spanish artist is set to receive the prestigious award at the 2023 Billboard Women in Music Awards show.
Spanish artist Rosalía will receive the award for Producer of the Year at this year’s iteration of the Billboard Women in Music Awards show on March 1.
Rosalía is the inaugural recipient of the honor at the awards show.
“We are thrilled to honor Rosalía with this award and recognize her behind-the-scenes work in the recording studio to bring her vision to fruition,” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s editorial director.
“With numerous groundbreaking hits that blur the lines between traditional music genres, Rosalía consistently uses her unique producing abilities to break the mold and deliver the unexpected.”
A new platform to honor women producers
“There are so many talented producers like Rosalía out there, looking for their big break — we’re excited to provide these women and non-binary creatives with support and a much-needed platform through our new partnership with Bose,” Karp says of the new category.
Both Billboard and Bose seek to “spotlight existing women and non-binary producers breaking boundaries and provide a platform dedicated to uplifting and amplifying aspiring creatives.”
Rosalía’s genre-defining music earned her the honor
At the 2023 Grammy Award Show, Rosalía won Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for her 2022 album ‘MOTOMAMI.’
“I spent a year on vocals, just choosing the right [one] for every song,” she told Pitchfork.
She highlights Björk as an inspiration, saying “thank God that she opened up the path, thank God that she exists. There are women who are [producers] with big beautiful minds, but I feel like there’s not enough light put on that.”
‘MOTOMAMI’ is an eclectic mix of genres, experimental sounds, and Latin rhythms. It was influenced by the Catalan artist’s background growing up in Spain, the music cultures of Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. She also worked with Venezuelan producer Arca, featuring on the song ‘KLK’ from her album ‘Kick I.’
The album marks a major shift from her debut album ‘Los Ángeles’ which was heavily influenced by Flamenco music.
Her sophomore album, ‘El Mal Querer,’ saw the artist experimenting with Flamenco music with pop accents, and was also the artist’s thesis project for her final year at the Catalonia College of Music.