Nov. 16, 2022 update:
The Latin Grammy 2022 recognized the Leading Ladies of Entertainment at a special event held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Please read the original post below to see what this award entails. All photos posted here are Courtesy of The Latin Recording Academy® .
Janina Rosado is a nine-time Latin GRAMMY-winning pianist, arranger and musical director from the Dominican Republic. She launched her career playing the piano for the legendary Johnny Ventura and then joined Juan Luis Guerra’s La 440, where she has served as his musical director, pianist, co-producer and arranger for more than 25 years.
Rosado was announced today as one of The Latin Recording Academy® 2022 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honorees, along with singer-songwriter and six-time Latin GRAMMY winner – Kany Garcia; Global Head of Latin Music for Amazon Music – Rocio Guerrero; and CEO of artist management company RLM – Rosa Lagarrigue.
The Leading Ladies of Entertainment is an initiative created six years ago to honor and recognize professional and socially-conscious women within the arts and Latin entertainment fields who have made significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders. After two years of virtual celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returns live, sponsored by City National Bank with a private presentation and luncheon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 15, as part of the marquee events for Latin GRAMMY® Week.
“We are proud to celebrate this amazing group of women and their many contributions to the Latin music and entertainment worlds,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “While there continues to be a sizable gender gap in the industry, we continue to make inroads, with initiatives like the Leading Ladies of Entertainment platform, as we shine a light on the necessary work that needs to be done in order to create equity and gender parity.”