Marco Antonio Solís will receive the Person of the Year award at the Latin Grammys

The singer-songwriter, musician and producer Marco Antonio Solís will receive the Person of the Year award in the next edition of the Latin Grammy, that they 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 very special distinction and of such value for my career and my personal life”, assured the musician in a statement.

Winner of five Latin Grammys, Solis will join a prestigious list of awardees 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.

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Marco Antonio Solis is a living legend and one of the most emblematic figures of Latin music”, said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.

The Person of the Year gala It is usually held one day before the award ceremony. the Latin Grammys in the month of November, as an event in which a dozen musicians perform the best-known hits of the honoree.

Born in Michoacán (Mexico) in 1959, Solis He 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.

Though Solis continued to work closely with the bukisembarked on a solo career that led him to obtain platinum records for his work “Love me”, “Unattainable” and “For the love of my people”.

Then came jobs like “Pieces of my soul” in 1999 and “More of my soul” in 2001.

In addition to his twenty albums, singles and tours, he has written and produced music for stars such as Rocío Durcal, Raphael and Lucero.

He has also shared the stage with musicians such as Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Fernández.

In the world of cinema he performed the song “If you had not gone”of the soundtrack of “And your mom too”by Alfonso Cuarón, in addition to giving life to the character of Ernesto de la Cruz in “Coco”, the Pixar animated film.

The last summer, Solis returned to the stage with the bukis, 25 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.

Currently, Solis is immersed in a musical tour under the motto “What do you want to see you World Tour 2022”. This Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28, will be presented in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, respectively, to delight Hondurans with their greatest hits.

Before Soliswere 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 Bosé (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 will receive the Person of the Year award at the Latin Grammys