Juan Luis Guerra
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Juan Luis Guerra Wins Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
Guerra picks up his 21st career Latin GRAMMY
Juan Luis Guerra Wins Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album for Literal at the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
The Dominican producer and songwriter added to his collection of Latin GRAMMYs with his latest release, Literal. He now has over 20 Latin GRAMMYs.
Other nominees in this category were Barrios De Mi Tierra (Canciones De Rubén Blades) by Iván Barrios, Candela by Vicente García, Tropicalia by Ilegales, and Milly & Company by Milly Quezada.
Guerra also perofrmed last night at the Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year celebration for Juanes.
Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Mala Rodríguez Join Caetano Veloso Tribute Celebration
Additional performers announced for 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year concert celebrating Caetano Veloso
Latin GRAMMY-winning artists Nelly Furtado, Natalia Lafourcade, and Mala Rodríguez and previous Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Juan Luis Guerra, and Latin GRAMMY-nominated artists Maria Gadú and Alexandre Pires are the latest performers announced for the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala celebrating Caetano Veloso on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas.
They join previously announced performers Enrique Bunbury, Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Seu Jorge, Juanes, Tania Libertad, and Ivete Sangalo.
A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil — a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people — as well as The Latin Recording Academy's outreach and education programs.
For information on purchasing tickets or tables to the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or email@example.com.
The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.
The 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute is an official Latin GRAMMY Week event. Mario Ruiz is executive producer, Greg Fera is producer. Cheche Alara is musical director (with support from Moon Moosic), Moogie Canazio is music supervisor, and Gustavo Borner is sound engineer.
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Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello Win Record Of The Year For "Mi Persona Favorita" At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
The song also won Best Pop Song earlier in the night
Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello picked up their second Latin GRAMMY of the night for "Mi Persona Favorita" after winning the award for Best Record of the Year. The duo won earlier in the night for Best Pop Song.
Sanz dedicated the award to his mother, who passed away about eight years ago and would have celebrated her birthday tonight.
Other nominees in the category included "Parecen Viernes" by Marc Anthony, "Verdades Afiladas" by Andrés Calamaro, "Ahí Ahí" by Vicente García, "Kitipun" by Juan Luis Guerra. "Querer Mejor" by Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara, "La Plata" by Juanes Featuring Lalo Ebratt, "Aute Cuture by Rosalía and "Cobarde" by Ximena Sariñana.
Sanz was also nominated for "No Tengo Nada" in the same category and was nominated in seven other categories for the 20th Latin GRAMMYs.
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Rihanna To Beyoncé: Scholarships For School
GRAMMY winners are giving back through scholarships to help students around the world complete their educations
It's nearly back-to-school time, which makes it the right time to talk about scholarships.
For GRAMMY winner Rihanna, this meant announcing on Aug. 1 that her Clara Lionel Foundation will partner with the bike sharing company Ofo to fund scholarships for girls in the southeast African country of Malawi.
The initiative, called 1 KM Action, will help Malawian students complete secondary school, as well as provide them with bicycles through Ofo to get to and from school, removing two crucial barriers to educational access, especially for girls. Rihanna was inspired to take action after her January 2017 trip to the impoverished country in conjunction with Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.
While Rihanna chose to go international, if you're a U.S.-based student looking for your own scholarship closer to home, don't worry, there's also GRAMMY winners for that! Because who doesn't need some extra money for school?
In April, Beyoncé announced her Formation Scholars program, which will award four scholarships to "female incoming, current or graduate students pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies" at one of four schools: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.
Similarly, Jay Z's Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarships to underserved youth and young adults to remove the barriers of entry for college. The program is unique because it requires selected scholars to give back to the foundation by performing community service and serving as mentors to younger potential scholarship recipients.
GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys' Open Door Scholarship also asks scholarship recipients to give back through community service and by publicly representing the organization at their schools. Started in 2007 in conjunction with her road manager D.J. Walton's nonprofit Frum Tha Ground Up, scholarships are awarded to students in need in Jacksonville, Fla., New Orleans, Atlanta, and New York City's Harlem neighborhoods.
"I know my purpose is to continue to inspire young people because it's just going to keep inspiring me back," said will.i.am. "I want to do my part. I want to invest in America's future and I want to send you to college. i.am here to let you know that you can be anything you want to be. You are the future of the world."
In partnership with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, artists such as Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra have provided scholarships for Berklee College of Music students pursuing Latin music. Like will.i.am, Guerra wants to help students build their personal futures while also strengthening our culture at large.
"In addition to the financial support that the scholarship represents, it's about the opportunity to develop the talent of a Latino student to the fullest," Guerra said. "That will enormously benefit our culture and our music."
So if any of these scholarships sound like you, an application is only a click away. We can't wait to see what big things you do next.
Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan at the 2000 Latin GRAMMYs
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Ricky Martin To Host The Biggest Night In Latin Music 19 Years After Performing At Inaugural Show
Roselyn Sánchez & Paz Vega will help the iconic singer with hosting duties at the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards
The Latin Recording Academy has announced the iconic three-time Latin GRAMMY winner/two-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin as the co-host of the Biggest Night in Latin music, the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
The show, which celebrates 20 years of excellence in Latin music on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, will be the first awards show the Latin pop king has ever hosted. Puerto Rican actor/singer Roselyn Sánchez and Spanish actor Paz Vega will take on co-hosting duties with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer.
Hey hey! Sleepy face here!— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) October 24, 2019
Super exited to let you guys know I will be hosting this year’s @latingrammys alongside @roselyn_sanchez and @pazvegaofficial This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Latin Grammy Awards. pic.twitter.com/7MFkMcbRbt
While the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs will mark Sánchez's fourth time hosting the Biggest Night in Latin Music, Vega will also be making her Latin GRAMMY hosting debut.
The 20th anniversary awards show will not only be a big moment for Latin music as a whole, but for Martin himself, who has a long history with the Latin GRAMMYs and performed at the inaugural show. At the first show, the 2000 Latin GRAMMY Awards, he received his first two nominations and, as the Latin Recording Academy themselves put it, "delivered one of the most memorable performances to date" alongside two other legendary artists in the Latin world: Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan.
"I was just thinking about the first time I walked on to that stage, holding hands with Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan—and oh my god, it's been 20 years," Martin told Entertainment Weekly remembering back to the moment. "It's been a whirlwind of emotions ever since, but it’s been beautiful. I'm really looking forward to [hosting]."
In 2001, Martin, who earlier this year opened the 61st GRAMMY Awards with a vibrant performance along with J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, Camila Cabello and Young Thug, took home his first Latin GRAMMY win, for Best Short Form Music Video for the Spanish-language version of "She Bangs." In 2006, his ongoing philanthropic endeavors in his native Puerto Rico and elsewhere earned him the high honor of the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year.
A limited number of tickets for the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, are still available for purchase at www.axs.com. You can also tune into the show on Univision around the world from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).