‘Abbott Elementary’ Star Quinta Brunson Will Be Bringing Her Comedy Chops to an Exciting New Hosting Gig

Quinta Brunson may be dominating the world of TV right now, but it looks like she's ready to take on the music industry too. The creator, executive producer and star of Abbott Elementary was just announced as the host of the Billboard Women in Music Awards, which will be airing live on Wednesday, March 1.

The news was announced early this morning in a press release from Billboard, and it was also shared by the publication and Brunson in a joint Instagram post. “Quinta Brunson will HOST #BBWomenInMusic2023 [microphone emoji],” the caption read.

The Billboard Women in Music Awards are an annual event that honor influential women in the world of music. According to Billboard, the ceremony recognizes “women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business and who, through their work and continued success, inspire generations of women to take on increasing responsibilities within the field.”

At the 2023 ceremony, the special honorees will include Becky G, Doechii, Ivy Queen, Kim Petras, Latto, Lainey Wilson, Lana Del Rey and TWICE. However, the recipient of the highly-esteemed Woman of the Year award has not been announced just yet (last year's prize went to Olivia Rodrigo).

Quinta Brunson.
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Brunson has really been on a roll lately. After taking home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series last year, her show Abbott Elementary has continued to sweep at awards ceremonies, nabbing Best Comedy Series at the Critics' Choice Awards and the Golden Globes. Brunson also won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp said, “With the inspiring Quinta Brunson as our host, this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards is going to be an incredible night.” As one person comically replied to Brunson's tweet about the show, “You do it all, huh?”

She really does do it all. We can't wait to see you up on that Billboard stage, Quinta!

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