Spanish pop star who made his film debut in his teens in the Spanish film "Vera" (1973) and appeared in several Italian films including Eriprando Visconti's "La Orca", Dario Argento's supernatural thr...
Spanish musician Joan Manuel Serrat will be feted by the likes of Miguel Bose and Calle 13 when he is honoured as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The singer/songwriter is one of the entertainers who will be celebrated by the organisers of the Latin Grammy Awards at a gala and tribute dinner on 19 November (14) in Las Vegas.
Among those taking the stage to pay tribute to Serrat are hip-hop group duo Calle 13, Panamanian salsa singer Ruben Blades and Spanish crooner Bose, who won the same prize last year (13).
Peruvian singer Tania Libertad and singer/poet Joaquin Sabina will also be honoured at the event.
Classical superstar Andrea Bocelli is to be honoured for his career achievements at the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Italian tenor will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 prizegiving and take to the stage for a special performance at the show in Miami, Florida next month (Apr14).
Bocelli follows in the footsteps of previous winners including Carlos Santana and Miguel Bose.
The awards will be handed out on 24 April (14).
Colombian singer Carlos Vives refused to let torrential rain dampen his big night at the Latin Grammys on Thursday (21Nov13) after picking up three top prizes. The 14th annual ceremony got off to a stormy start as heavy rain arrived in Las Vegas, forcing producers to call off a glamorous photocall at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre when the special green carpet flooded.
The prize-giving finally got underway, with Vives becoming the night's big success story after picking up three out of the five awards he was nominated for, including Song of the Year for Volvi a Nacer, Tropical Fusion Album and Best Tropical Song.
Stars Marc Anthony and rapper Pitbull also went home with prizes for Recording of the Year and Best Urban Performance respectively.
Ricky Martin performed with his former Menudo co-star Draco Rosa, who won the Coveted Album Of The Year Grammy for his record Mas y Mas. The pair is set to head out on tour together next year (14).
Martin was also on hand to present Miguel Bose with the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year award in recognition of his career and philanthropy work.
The Brazilian beauty is currently involved in several environmental campaigns and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Environment Program, helping to launch safe water initiatives and anti-foresting movements.
And her good work was celebrated at the Green Awards at the National History Museum in the U.K. capital last week (24Nov11), when she was honoured as the Best Green International Celebrity.
She beat out competition from fellow eco-aware stars Sir Paul McCartney and Spanish actor Miguel Bose to get the most votes in an online public poll.
Colombian folk singer Carlos Vives topped the Latin Grammy nominations with six nods Wednesday, including album, record and song of the year.
Vives, who also won a Grammy this year for best traditional tropical Latin album, performs in the style of Vallenato, the traditional music of Colombia's northern plains, which is known for its simple lyrics about village life, The Associated Press reports.
"Me and my people are very happy," Vives told AP through a translator. "This shows that traditional music and rhythms that come from the heart can have appeal no matter the language."
The third annual Latin Grammys ceremony will take place Sept. 18 at the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, airing live on CBS.
Here is a list of nominations in some of the top categories:
Record of the Year
La Negra Tiene Tumbao, Celia Cruz; Sergio George, producer; Jon Fausty, engineer/mixer
Mentira, La Ley; Humberto Gatica and Kenny O'Brien, producers; Humberto Gatica, Cristian Robles and Eric Schilling, engineers/mixers
Se Me Olvido, Gian Marco; Emilio Estefan Jr. and Archie Pena, producers; Javier Garza, engineer/mixer
Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte, Alejandro Sanz; Humberto Gatica and Kenny O'Brien, producers; Chris Brooke, Humberto Gatica and Eric Schilling, engineers/mixers
Dejame Entrar, Carlos Vives; Andres Castro, Emilio Estefan Jr., Sebastian Krys and Carlos Vives, producers; Javier Garza, engineer/mixer
Album of the Year
Sereno, Miguel Bose; Peter Walsh, producer; Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Walsh, engineers/mixers
La Negra Tiene Tumbao, Celia Cruz; Sergio George, Isidro Infante and Johnny Pacheco, producers; Mario deJesus and Jon Fausty, engineers/mixers
Jobiniando, Ivan Lins; Roberto Menescal, producer; Guilherme Reis, engineer/mixer
MTV Unplugged, Alejandro Sanz; Humberto Gatica and Kenny O'Brien, producers; Humberto Gatica, engineer/mixer
Dejame Entrar, Carlos Vives; Andres Castro, Emilio Estefan Jr., Sebastian Krys and Carlos Vives, producers; Javier Garza and Sebastian Krys, engineers/mixers
Song of the Year
A Dios Le Pido, Juanes; Juanes, songwriter
Dejame Entrar, Carlos Vives; Andres Castro, Martin Madera and Carlos Vives, songwriters
La Negra Tiene Tumbao, Celia Cruz; Sergio George and Fernando Osorio, songwriters
Morenamia, Miguel Bose; Miguel Bose, Lanfranco Ferrario and Massimo Grilli, songwriters
Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte, Alejandro Sanz; Alejandro Sanz, songwriter
Best New Artist
Best Female Pop Vocal Album
Peces De Ciudad, Ana Belen
Secreta Intimidad, Cecilia Echenique
Vuela, Monica Molina
Viaje Infinito, Nicole
Muchas Flores, Rosario
Best Male Pop Vocal Album
Sereno, Miguel Bose
Sea, Jorge Drexler
Lerner Vivo, Alejandro Lerner
A Tiempo, Gian Marco
Mas De Mi Alma, Marco Antonio Solis
Producer Of The Year
Geronimo Labrada Jr., X Alfonso
Ana Lourdes Martinez Nodarse
Spanish pop star who made his film debut in his teens in the Spanish film "Vera" (1973) and appeared in several Italian films including Eriprando Visconti's "La Orca", Dario Argento's supernatural thriller "Suspira" (both 1976) both gaining attention with his the dual role as a female impersonator and a mysterious investigator called the Judge in Pedro Almodovar's comedy-melodrama "High Heels" (1991). Son of Spanish bullfighter Luis Dominquin and Italian actress Lucia Bose.