Los Angeles, .- The Colombian musician Juanes will receive the person of the year 2019 in a special ceremony in Las Vegas that will take place one day before the delivery of the Latin Grammy, a prize that this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
The Latin Recording Academy said today in a statement that Juanes will be the center of a tribute concert in which friends and colleagues from the industry will perform their most famous songs and will be held on November 13 at the MGM Grand Convention Center. the city of the game.
Winner of 23 Latin Grammy and two Grammy, the Colombian will join a prestigious list of recipients of the Latin Grammy Person of the Year award, which includes, among others, stars such as Marc Anthony, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Vicente Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, Maná, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana or Alejandro Sanz.
“I remember attending the announcement of the Latin Grammy nominations after releasing my first solo album.” I felt so overwhelmed by the excitement of hearing my name seven times that I had to go out a moment to process how I had just changed my life for always, “said Juanes today.
“The Latin Recording Academy has been a fundamental part of bringing my music to a global audience since then, and I am very grateful and deeply honored to join illustrious artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Caetano Veloso and others. they have also received Person of the Year recognition, “he added.
Juanes also said he hopes to continue his “collaboration” with the Academy “in his efforts to support future generations of new Spanish-speaking artists.”
“Juanes is young and, at the same time, legendary, an artist who has inspired us through his incredible music for many years working at the same time to achieve a political, social and positive change in the world,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr. , president and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.
“His leadership, philanthropic work, in addition to his positive messages that go beyond music, reflect his immense contributions to the community, and, for this, we are truly honored to recognize him as the Person of the Year of the Latin Recording Academy of this year, “he explained.
Owner of a successful musical career that includes very popular songs such as “La camisa negra”, “It’s for you” or “To God I ask”, Juanes has also stood out for his work as an activist and for charitable purposes through organizations such as Fundación My Blood or Peace Without Borders
The Person of the Year award is given to Ibero-American musicians in recognition not only of their artistic achievements in the Latin music industry, but also because of their deep humanitarian efforts, the Latin Recording Academy recalled today.
The benefits obtained from the sale of tickets for the tribute concert to Juanes will go to the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.
The Latin Grammy will celebrate its twentieth edition on November 14 with a gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (EFEUSA)