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Carlos Vives is the Person of the Year of the Latin Grammy 2024

Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives was named 'Person of the Year' by the Latin Recording Academy, EFE reported. The recognition celebrates his three decades of musical career and his philanthropic support.

“It is the reward for an authentic path, for a wonderful team and, above all, it is the recognition of the musical spirits of our Hispanic American diversity,” said Carlos Vives in a statement.

“These spirits taught us to love and enrich our language, to care for it and respect it to exalt humanity with it,” the artist stressed.


With more than 30 years of career, Vives is one of the most respected figures in Spanish music. He has stood out as a pioneer of a new Latin American sound that redefined traditional Colombian vallenato by incorporating pop and rock.

“Carlos Vives is one of the most prolific and beloved artists of our time, whose commitment to Latin music and his support of the new generations personify the values ​​of our Academy,” Manuel Abud, executive director of the Latin Academy, said in a statement. of the Recording.

“We honor him as 'Person of the Year' for his extensive contributions to our musical heritage and for his numerous philanthropic initiatives.”

Outstanding figures

The 18-time Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy winner has more than 10.000 billion views on digital platforms. Likewise, he highlights 20 million albums sold and hits such as 'La gota frida', 'Pa' Mayte', 'La tierra del olvido', 'Fruta fresco' and 'I was born again'.

It should also be noted that Carlos Vives was the first Colombian to win an Anglo Grammy.

Vives has become an ambassador of Colombian and Hispanic American culture around the world. His commitment transcends the musical field, the Academy noted.

In 2015 he created the 'Tras la perla' initiative to promote the sustainable development of Santa Marta and its ecosystem. Additionally, she founded the Río Grande Music School to offer artistic experiences to children and young people. Along with that, his label Gaira Música Local to promote new Colombian talents.

In November

As part of his ongoing commitment to music education, Vives has been a strong supporter and generous supporter of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation since its inception, and sponsored the Prodigio Scholarship in 2018.

Vives will be honored at a special gala as part of the 25th anniversary of the Latin Grammys in an emotional tribute concert that will include versions of his famous repertoire performed by artists and friends.

Details of the event, which will be held during Latin Grammy Week 2024 in Miami, will be announced later, the statement detailed. The main gala of the event will take place on November 14.

Select group

The Latin Recording Academy's 'Person of the Year' recognizes musicians and their artistic achievements in the Latin music industry, as well as their humanitarian efforts.

Among the winners have been Shakira, Juanes, Marco Antonio Solís, Rubén Blades, Maná, Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony, Roberto Carlos, Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Bosé and Julio Iglesias.

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