GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Jennifer Lopez Crown Marc Anthony 2016 Latin GRAMMY Person Of The Year
In 2016, almost 30 years into his legendary musical career, tropical-salsa icon Marc Anthony was crowned as the Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year. Below, in the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-nominated pop queen Jennifer Lopez present Anthony with the award, offering a touching speech in Spanish.
The GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning powerhouse cantante also delivers heartfelt words, dedicating the award to his children, two of whom are shares with Lopez (Emme and Max).
"Marc is a living legend that undresses his heart and soul throughout his musical journey. Composer, producer and singer, he's a pure and magical artist," Lopez says. "He's not just a Person Of The Year, he's a person of a lifetime and for the rest of history."
After her speech, she hands the award to Anthony with a big smile and a quick kiss to appease the crowd's chants of "beso, beso!" (kiss, kiss!). He also offers kind words of gratitude to his fans and, most of all, his children.
"It's an immense honor to share this night with all of you. I want to dedicate this award, the acknowledgment to my kids. Period," the "Valió la Pena" singer declares.
To date, Anthony has received nine GRAMMY nominations and won three golden gramophones. Most recently, at the 2020 GRAMMYs, he won Best Tropical Latin Album for 2019's OPUS. He has won a total of seven Latin GRAMMY Awards, most recently for his prior album, 2013's 3.0. The LP took home Best Salsa Album at the 2014 Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Back at the inaugural Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2000, Lopez and Anthony were nominated for two awards—Best Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group and Best Music Video—for their hit 1999 duet, "No Me Ames."
Lopez and daughter Emme shared a very special moment earlier this year, singing a powerful medley of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A." and Lopez's "Let's Get Loud" on the Super Bowl LIV stage together.