Billboard Philippines Brings Sarah Geronimo To The Global Stage

In a historic moment for the Philippine music scene, Billboard Philippines has ushered in the international recognition of homegrown talent.

At the Billboard Women in Music Awards last March 7 held at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California, Philippine Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo, makes history as the first Filipina to be awarded the prestigious Global Force Award.

Standing alongside renowned international artists such as Charli XCX, New Jeans, Ice Spice, and more, Geronimo’s achievement underscores the impact of Filipino musicians on the world stage. Made possible by the Billboard Philippines team under AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC) with Editor-in-Chief Bret Jackson, this move marks a significant milestone in the country’s music industry, highlighting its commitment to promoting Filipino musical excellence globally.

Bret, Sarah and Matteo
BBPH EIC Bret Jackson, Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli 
AGC, Anne Bernisca, RPJ
AGC PHC CEO Archie Carrasco, Billboard Philippines’ Publisher Anne Bernisca, and AGC PHC VP for Business Development Randolf Palanca.

Introduced as an artist with remarkable stage presence and vocal versatility, Geronimo was lauded for her musical prowess and contribution to the industry. Her acceptance of the Global Force Award was met with resounding cheers from her fellow Filipinos and foreign audiences, symbolizing a moment of pride and celebration for the nation. 

In her acceptance speech, Geronimo expressed gratitude to Billboard for the honor and for their dedication to celebrating women in music. She also extended her appreciation to Billboard Philippines for their unwavering commitment to showcasing Filipino talent on an international platform.

“This recognition signifies courage and hope. Courage to accept and embrace oneself… And the hope that one day this recognition will bridge the Philippines and other nations to create change and positivity in the world through the power of music,” Geronimo remarked.

By providing a platform for talent to shine and by actively promoting Philippine musical excellence, Billboard Philippines continues to pave the way for Filipino musicians to make their mark on the international stage.  Billboard Philippines remains at the forefront of this movement, championing Filipino music and talent every step of the way.