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Carlos Vives receives Person of the Year title

Los Angeles, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombian singer Carlos Vives received from the Latin Recording Academy the title of Person of the Year 2024 in recognition for the three decades of career this artist has honored.

According to a press release from the institution in charge of organizing the awards, the singer was also honored for his environmental and social initiatives.

The CEO of the Academy, Manuel Abud, described Vives as one of the most prolific artists and recognized his commitment to Latin music.

He confirmed that the honor as Person of the Year is awarded for his contributions to Cultural Heritage and his philanthropic initiatives.

On social media, Vives reacted to such a great honor and posted a video with highlights of his nomination, according to CNN en Español.

He also included a message in which he said he was very excited and added that being named Person of the Year “is a reward for an authentic journey, for a wonderful team¨.

It is an expression which I call “the recognition of the musical spirits of our Hispanic American diversity,” he added.

The Academy of Music confirmed that Vives, winner of 18 Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammys, will be honored at a special gala on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Latin Grammy Awards, to be held this year in Miami.