Juanes has been named the "2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year" and this is what he had to said about the recognition:
"I remember attending the Latin GRAMMY nominations announcement after my first solo album was released, and becoming so overcome with emotion from the shock of hearing my name called seven times, that I had to step outside for a moment to process how my life had just changed forever," shares the Colombian artist. "I was blessed to win three awards that year, and The Latin Recording Academy has been a fundamental part of bringing my music to a global audience ever since. Now, I am grateful and deeply honored to learn that I will get to join such illustrious artists as Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Caetano Veloso, and more, as the Person of the Year honoree, while also helping The Latin Academy’s efforts to support future generations of new Spanish-speaking artists. "
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Esta es la cara de satisfacción y alegría de cuando se cumplen los sueños! El paso del tiempo nos muestra el camino. Gracias al pasado que hizo posible que exista este presente y que hace que el futuro sea una realidad. #MasFuturoQuePasado Credit: The Latin Recording Academy/Photographer: Bob Levey/WireImage
Juanes will be celebrated at a special star-studded gala featuring a heartfelt tribute concert, including renditions of his renowned repertoire performed by an impressive array of notable artists and friends on Nov. 13, 2019, at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas.