Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

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Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year
Awarded for artistic achievement in the Latin music industry and dedication to philanthropy[1]
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2000
Last awarded 2014
Official website www.latingrammy.com

The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year is an award presented annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the same organization that distributes the Latin Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the Latin music industry and dedication to philanthropy. Award recipients are honored during "Latin Grammy Week", a string of galas just prior to the annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.[1]

The award was first presented to Cuban American musician and producer Emilio Estefan in 2000 for increasing public awareness of Latin music.[2] Eight years later his wife, singer Gloria Estefan, became the first female award recipient.[3] She had previously received the MusiCares Person of the Year award in 1994, a similar honor presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the same organization that distributes the Grammy Awards.[4]

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias received the second award in 2001. Ranchera singer Vicente Fernández won the award in 2002 for donating ticket proceeds to the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund.[5] Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil received the award the following year. The 2004 award went to Carlos Santana, who founded the Milagro Foundation in 1998 with his wife, which "supports young people involved in the arts, health and education".[6] Mexican singer José José, known as the "Prince of Song", received the award in 2005.[7] Puerto Rican entertainer Ricky Martin received the award in 2006 after his foundation launched the People for Children project, which works to eliminate human trafficking.[8] Juan Luis Guerra, known for popularizing merengue and bachata music, received the award the following year for founding a non-profit organization that has helped build hospitals, churches and recreation centers in the Dominican Republic.[9][10] 2009 award recipient Juan Gabriel is known for donating concert proceeds to his favorite children's foster homes and for founding Semjase, an orphanage for approximately 120 children.[1] Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo received the 2010 award for founding Operalia, The World Opera Competition (an annual international voice competition), for raising millions of dollars through benefit concerts for disaster victims, for helping to establish a hospital in Lerma, Mexico State, and for additional goodwill efforts.[11]

Shakira was honored as Person of the Year on November 9, 2011. She also won the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Sale El Sol. Caetano Veloso was honored on November 14, 2012. [12] Miguel Bosé was honored on November 20, 2013.[13] Joan Manuel Serrat was honored on November 19, 2014.[14]

Since its inception, the award has been presented to musicians originating from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Panama, Italy, and the United States.


Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Image Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.
2000 Estefan, EmilioEmilio Estefan b. 1953  Cuba
 United States
[2]
[15]
2001 A man in a white dress shirt. Iglesias, JulioJulio Iglesias b. 1943  Spain [16]
[17]
2002 A man with white hair wearing a black coat with yellow accents. Fernández, VicenteVicente Fernández b. 1940  Mexico [5]
[18]
2003 A man with dreadlocks holding a guitar and standing behind a microphone stand. Gil, GilbertoGilberto Gil b. 1942  Brazil [19]
[20]
2004 A man wearing a greet hat and shirt, looking down at the guitar he is holding. Santana, CarlosCarlos Santana b. 1947  Mexico
 United States
[6]
[21]
2005 A man in a formal suit holding a microphone. José, JoséJosé José b. 1948  Mexico [7]
[22]
2006 A man in a white dress shirt and black jacket holding his hand up to his chin. In the background is a woman with brown hair. Martin, RickyRicky Martin b. 1971  Puerto Rico
 United States
[8]
[23]
2007 A bearded man in black clothing with his eyes closed. He is holding a microphone and sitting on a stool on a stage. Guerra, Juan LuisJuan Luis Guerra b. 1957  Dominican Republic [9]
[24]
2008 A woman in black clothing, standing in front of a red curtain and wearing gold jewelry. Estefan, GloriaGloria Estefan b. 1957  Cuba
 United States
[3]
[15]
2009 A man in a blue suit holding a microphone. He is smiling and extending his arm towards the back of a stage, where two men are playing stringed instruments. Gabriel, JuanJuan Gabriel b. 1950  Mexico [1]
[25]
2010 A man in a formal suit standing behind a podium. Domingo, PlácidoPlácido Domingo b. 1941  Spain [11]
[26]
2011 Shakira Shakira b. 1977 Colombia Colombia [27]
2012 Caetano Veloso.jpg Veloso, CaetanoCaetano Veloso b. 1942 Brazil Brazil [28]
2013 Miguel bose.jpg Bosé, MiguelMiguel Bosé b. 1956 Spain Spain
Italy Italy
Colombia Colombia
Panama Panama
[29]
2014 Joan Manuel Serrat - Gira 100x100 Serrat.jpg Serrat, Joan ManuelJoan Manuel Serrat b. 1943 Spain Spain [30]

^[I] Each year is linked to an article about the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony of that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Juan Gabriel is the 2009 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year" (Press release). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. September 15, 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Emilio Estefan honored as pioneer producer". CNN. September 18, 2000. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Juanes scoops five Latin Grammys". BBC News. November 14, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Rule, Sheila (March 1, 1994). "The Pop Life; Stars Count Down To Grammy Night". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Burr, Ramiro (August 11, 2002). "Siggno's Turner says he wrote away grief for his dad". Houston Chronicle (Hearst Corporation). p. 7. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Latin honours for Carlos Santana". BBC News. May 25, 2004. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Latin Grammys to air in Spanish". Dominican Today (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). November 3, 2005. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Martin to get person of the year award". USA Today (Gannett Company). August 17, 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Moreno, Jose (November 8, 2007). "Juan Luis Guerra honored as Person of the Year". Daily News (New York City, New York: Mortimer Zuckerman). Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ Veiga, Alex (November 8, 2007). "Guerra wins 5 trophies at Latin Grammys". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Placido Domingo to be Honored as the 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year" (Press release). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. September 14, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ Caetano Veloso Named Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year
  13. ^ Miguel Bosé Named 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year
  14. ^ Joan Manuel Serrat to Be Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year
  15. ^ a b Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 9781412053358. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth years for Emilio and Gloria Estefan.
  16. ^ Susman, Gary (May 7, 2001). "Model Patient". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  17. ^ Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 320. ISBN 9781412053358. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  18. ^ "Vicente Fernández". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  19. ^ Petrozzello, Donna (August 31, 2003). "Grammys en Español". Daily News (New York City, New York: Mortimer Zuckerman). Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  20. ^ St. Louis, Regis (2006). Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro. Lonely Planet. p. 36. ISBN 9781740599108. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  21. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003). All music guide to the blues: the definitive guide to the blues. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 491. ISBN 9780879307363. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  22. ^ Burr, Ramiro (November 29, 2003). "José José: Mexico's Prince of Song". Billboard 115 (48): 27. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  23. ^ "Ricky Martin". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  24. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  25. ^ Roberts, Randall (July 16, 2010). "Juan Gabriel". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  26. ^ "Plácido Domingo". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2011.  Note: Source used to cite birth year.
  27. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/shakira-named-latin-recording-academy-person-of-the-year
  28. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/caetano-veloso-named-latin-recording-academy-person-of-the-year
  29. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/miguel-bos-named-2013-latin-recording-academy-person-of-the-year
  30. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin-notas/6244076/joan-manuel-serrat-to-be-honored-as-latin-grammy-person-of-the

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