Mexican singer-songwriter, musician and producer Marco Antonio Solis will receive the award Person of the Year 2021 in the next edition of the Latin Grammy, who grant this title as a tribute to the artists who have left their mark on the history of music.
“I am very excited and grateful to the Latin Recording Academy for this special distinction and of such value for my career and my personal life,” the musician said in a statement.
Winner of five Latin GrammysSolís will join a prestigious list of winners with the Latin Grammy Person of the Year award, which includes, among others, stars such as Marc Anthony, Vicente Fernández, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, Maná, Rubén Blades and Juanes.
“Marco Antonio Solís is a living legend and one of the most emblematic figures in Latin music,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.
The gala person of the year It is usually held one day before the award ceremony. Latin Grammy in November, as an event in which a dozen musicians perform the best-known hits of the honoree.
Who is Marco Antonio Solis?
Born in Michoacán (Mexico) in 1959, Solís created his first group, The Solis Brotherswhen he was just 12 years old, with his brother Joel.
He was still a teenager when In the early 1970s, he formed the band Los Bukiswho for two decades left an indelible mark on norteño and tejano music in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
Although Solís continued to work closely with Los Bukis, he undertook a solo career which led him to obtain platinum records for his works “Quiéreme”, “Inalcanzable” and “Por amor a mi pueblo”.
Later, jobs arrived as “Pieces of my soul” in 1999 and “More of my soul” in 2001.
In addition to his twenty albums, singles and tourshas written and produced music for stars such as Rocío Durcal, Raphael and Lucero.
He has also shared the stage with musicians of the stature of Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Fernandez.
In it world of cinema sang the song “Si no tes ido” from the soundtrack of “Y tu madre tú” by Alfonso Cuarón, in addition to giving life to the character of Ernesto de la Cruz in “Coco”, the Pixar animated film.
return to the stage
The last summer, Solís returned to the stage with Los Bukis25 years after their separation, with a tour that brought together more than 480,000 followers.
“Our public deserves everything,” he assured then in an interview with Efe.
Solis is currently immersed in a tour of the USA under the motto “Que Ganas De Verte World Tour 2022”.
Before Solís, they were Person of the Year Rubén Blades (2021), Juanes (2019), Maná (2018), Alejandro Sanz (2017), Marc Anthony (2016), Roberto Carlos (2015), Joan Manuel Serrat (2014) and Miguel Bose (2013).
So were Caetano Veloso (2012), Shakira (2011), Plácido Domingo (2010), Juan Gabriel (2009), Gloria Estefan (2008), Juan Luis Guerra (2007), Ricky Martin (2006), José José (2005) , Carlos Santana (2004), Gilberto Gil (2003), Vicente Fernández (2002), Julio Iglesias (2001) and Emilio Estefan (2000).
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Marco Antonio Solís is the Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys – El Comercio