Marc Anthony Named 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year
Five-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner Marc Anthony will be honored as the 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The star-studded gala and tribute concert will feature renditions of the singer's music catalog by a variety of artists. A significant portion of the net proceeds from the event will benefit the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, which provides assistance through scholarships, fellowships, grants, and educational programs year-round to music students.
"Marc Anthony is synonymous with excellence and commitment to perfection," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "His impressive stage presence, astonishing vocal range and salsa-inspired rhythmic sound stem from his Caribbean roots. The world knows him as a music king; however, on Nov. 16 the award-winning singer will not only be honored for his musical legacy but also applauded for his relentless humanitarian efforts, which speak to his generous spirit, passion and commitment to making a positive impact on more than just the stage."
"I was ecstatic when I received the news about this special recognition from The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences," said Anthony. "It is an honor and I am humbled to be selected as the Person of Year recipient for my contributions as a music ambassador and my humanitarian efforts. I am looking forward to an unforgettable evening at this year's gala benefiting the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation and can't wait to celebrate in the company of family, friends and our music industry peers."
As the 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Anthony joins a distinguished list of past recipients, including Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Joan Manuel Serrat, Shakira, and Caetano Veloso, among others.
The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 17, and will broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). The Road To The Latin GRAMMYs will kick off with the announcement of this year's nominees on Sept. 21.