The 21 time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Alejandro Sanz has been named as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy. Sanz will be officially honoured on November 15 at a gala dinner and concert, one night prior to the annual Latin Grammy Award ceremonies.
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Along with his unconventional approach to music, Sanz is known for his activist work with numerous organizations including Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, and Greenpeace.
Speaking on Sanz, president and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy Gabriel Abaroa said, “Alejandro Sanz initially appeared on the music scene with a guitar hanging on his shoulder, a profound passion for music and amazing talent. After a few years and with the help of his infectious lyrics and harmonies, he enticed our senses for the next few decades and his work has become an essential part of our life’s soundtrack. His philanthropic work, his leadership, in addition to his inspiring music, speaks volumes about his many contributions to the Latin community over the years and we are thrilled to be honoring him.”
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Noting that he has been a participant in previous Person of the Year galas, Sanz said that it is truly a special event and an honour to be selected as a Person of the Year.
The commemoration of Alejandro Sanz as the Person of the Year also marks the 20th anniversary of Sanz’ debut album release “Mas”
Sanz will join Marc Anthony, Shakira, Juan Gabriel, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Carlos Santana as a Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
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