Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee and salsa singer Cheo Feliciano are to be inducted into the Puerto Rico Music Hall of Fame. Singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, jazz trumpeter Humberto Ramirez, flamenco guitarist Alberto Carrion and late saxophone player Eddie 'La Bala' Perez have also been named among the new class of honourees, who will be feted at a ceremony in March (14).
Ramirez, 50, admits he is humbled by the award, but never expected to receive such high recognition at this stage in his career.
He says, "(I'm) surprised because I think there's still so much left for me to do and so much music to make. It's a tremendous honour to be considered, nominated and selected."
The Music Hall of Fame in Puerto Rico was founded in 2007 to pay tribute to the contributions of the island nation's most talented musicians.