The Latin Recording Academy® Announces New Trustees

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The Latin Recording Academy® Announces New Trustees

Latin GRAMMYs/Mar 17, 2023 - 03:00 PM

Erika Ender and Maureen J. Reidy join as members of the Board of Trustees

MIAMI (MARCH 17, 2023) — The Latin Recording Academy® announces Latin GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY® nominee Erika Ender and Maureen J. Reidy as new serving Board members of The Latin Academy for the next three years. Ender and Reidy, along with the continuing members of the Board, assume the great responsibility of helping chart the course of the organization and ensure its continued success.

Luis Balaguer and Carla Estrada have reached their serving term limits and will be retiring from the Board.

“We are fortunate to have such a diverse group of experienced professionals from all sectors of the entertainment industry provide their expertise to our organization,” said Eduardo Hütt, Chairman of the Board of The Latin Academy. “I’m looking forward to working with Erika and Maureen, two exceptional leaders who will provide a fresh vision and voice to our organization, and thank Carla and Luis for their committed service and invaluable contributions—Carla in TV production and Luis in the areas of marketing, social media and industry relations.”

ABOUT THE NEWLY ELECTED TRUSTEES:

Erika Ender is a versatile entertainment professional with over three decades of international experience. As a singer, songwriter and composer she has collaborated with some of the most successful artists in recent years, including Marc Anthony, Gloria Trevi, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne and Jenni Rivera, and has received two Latin GRAMMYs and a GRAMMY nomination, along with several gold, platinum and diamond records. Ender is the founder and CEO of Endertainment, her communications and production company, and has worked both behind and in front of the cameras as an actor and presenter of several acclaimed productions. She founded the Puertas Abiertas Foundation in her native Panama in 2009 to provide much needed educational and nutritional resources to young children. Ender is a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and a Board member of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, as well as a 2017 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honoree.  

Maureen J. Reidy is the President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving media’s history and showcasing its powerful influence on culture and society. She previously served as CEO of The Argus Group, a full-service strategic marketing agency, and as Chief Operating Officer of IMG Fashion, where she ran the day-to-day worldwide operations and expanded its portfolio of media assets. Reidy was selected by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to join his administration as CEO of NYC Big Events and as New York City’s Chief Marketing Officer, where she served on the Mayor’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and the New York City Economic Development Advisory Council. She is credited with bringing the Latin GRAMMY Awards® to New York City in 2006 and ran the Host Committees for the 2002 GRAMMY Awards® and the 2005 CMA Awards. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring, and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

The Latin Recording Academy
Iveliesse Malavé
ive@grammy.com

Kany García and Joaquina performed at The Best New Artist Showcase, Presented by Mastercard, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Kany García and Joaquina performed at The Best New Artist Showcase, Presented by Mastercard, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Latin GRAMMYs/Jun 14, 2024 - 03:00 AM

The exclusive event was attended by members of The Latin Recording Academy®, artists and entertainment industry figures, with Rums of Puerto Rico as an official sponsor

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (JUNE 13, 2024) – The Latin Recording Academy® presented its first Best New Artist Showcase of the year featuring previous Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY® winners Joaquina and Kany García, who is also a five-time Latin GRAMMY winner. The event took place at the Museo de Arte de San Juan.

“Taking the Best New Artist Showcase series to Puerto Rico for the first time, alongside Joaquina and Kany García, is an exciting opportunity to continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards,” said Manuel Abud, CEO, The Latin Recording Academy. “The support of our Presenting Partner Mastercard, and Official Sponsor Rums of Puerto Rico, enables us to continue delivering on our mission to foster the next generation of Latin music makers.”

The Best New Artist Showcase series is the centerpiece of the partnership between Mastercard and The Latin Recording Academy. The concept kicked off in November 2022 during Latin GRAMMY Week, and showcases have since been held in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Seville.

"At Mastercard, we understand that music is more than just a sound; it's a passion that unites us all. We are excited to partner with The Latin Recording Academy to continue to connect our cardholders with their passions and create unforgettable experiences for them and their families,” said Pablo Cuarón, Country Manager for Puerto Rico at Mastercard.

The next Best New Artist Showcase will take place later this year and more details will be shared soon.

Rums of Puerto Rico was an official sponsor of the Best New Artist Showcase for the first time and provided rum-inspired cocktails from their portfolio for all attendees.

For the latest news, visit the official Latin Recording Academy site at LatinGRAMMY.com. Follow us on Facebook (LatinGRAMMYs), X (@LatinGRAMMYs) or Instagram.

ABOUT JOAQUINA:

At just nineteen, Joaquina has quickly become one of Latin pop’s most exciting rising stars. In 2023, she won the Latin GRAMMY® for Best New Artist. Additionally, Joaquina’s debut EP Los Mejores Años—for which she received a second Latin GRAMMY® nomination for Best Singer-Songwriter Album—demonstrated the singer-songwriter’s special knack for capturing the nuances of teenage angst in a way that was equally catchy and poetic.

ABOUT KANY GARCÍA:

Winner of five Latin GRAMMYs®—including one in the Best New Artist category in 2008—Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García has written and performed some of Latin pop's biggest hits, including “Hoy Ya Me Voy,” “Alguien,” “Duele Menos,” and “Para Siempre”. She often uses her voice to tell stories of women through her lyrics, and she was honored as a Leading Lady of Entertainment by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2022.

ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

ABOUT MASTERCARD (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all. For more information, please visit www.mastercard.com.

RUMS OF PUERTO RICO:

About Rums of Puerto Rico Program, a division of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), was created in 1948 to administer advertising and promotional programs to encourage rum consumption and protect its leadership in the U.S. market. Quality brands produced in Puerto Rico must be aged for at least one year, by law. This sets the level of excellence that only the best rums have and offers an extensive selection in the rum category including Bacardi, Don Q, Ron del Barrilito, Club Caribe, Reserva Añeja, Artesano Rum, Ron Pepón, Coqui Rum, Crab Island Rum, Rincón Rum, Boricua Rum, and Ron Superior, among others.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

The Exclusive Agency on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy

Elina Adut

eadut@eadut.com

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.alberto@grammy.com

Carlos Vives Named 2024 Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year™

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Carlos Vives Named 2024 Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year™

Latin GRAMMYs/May 22, 2024 - 01:30 PM

The annual tribute gala benefits the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®

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MIAMI (MAY 22, 2024) — The Latin Recording Academy® announced that Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winner, Carlos Vives, will be the 2024 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™.

Vives will be honored for his more than three-decade career as a multifaceted singer and composer, as well as for his continued commitment to environmental and social initiatives.

“Carlos Vives is one of the most prolific and beloved artists of our time, whose commitment to Latin music and support for the new generations truly personifies the values of our Academy,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We honor him as our Person of the Year for his vast contributions to our musical heritage and for his many philanthropic initiatives.”

Meanwhile, Vives said, “I am honored and moved to have been chosen as the 2024 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. It is the reward for an authentic journey, for a wonderful team and, above all, it is the recognition of the musical spirits of our Latin American diversity. These spirits taught us to love and enrich our language, to take care of it and to respect it in order to exalt humanity with it.”

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Carlos Vives is one of the most respected artists in Spanish-language music and a pioneer of a new Latin American sound, redefining traditional Colombian vallenato by incorporating pop and rock. He is an 18-time Latin GRAMMY winner and two-time GRAMMY winner—the first Colombian to win the latter award—with more than 10 billion streams on digital platforms, 20 million albums sold, and hits like “La Gota Fría,” “Pa' Mayte,” “La Tierra Del Olvido,” “Fruta Fresca” and “Volví A Nacer”. Vives has become an ambassador of Colombian and Latin American culture around the world, and his commitment also transcends the musical realm. In 2015, he created the Tras La Perla initiative to promote the sustainable development of Santa Marta and its ecosystem. In addition, he created the Escuela de Música Río Grande to offer artistic experiences to children and young people, and founded the record label Gaira Música Local to promote new Colombian talent. As part his ongoing commitment to music education, Vives has been a strong advocate and generous supporter of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® since its inception, and sponsored its annual Prodigy Scholarship in 2018.

Vives will be celebrated at a special star-studded gala as part of the 25th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMYs®. The heartfelt tribute concert will feature renditions of his renowned repertoire performed by an array of notable artists and friends. Details of the coveted event to be celebrated during the 2024 Latin GRAMMY® Week in Miami will be announced at a later date.

The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honors musicians and their artistic achievements in the Latin music industry as well as their humanitarian efforts. The past honorees are Laura Pausini (2023), Marco Antonio Solís (2022), Rubén Blades (2021), Juanes (2019), Maná (2018), Alejandro Sanz (2017), Marc Anthony (2016), Roberto Carlos (2015), Joan Manuel Serrat (2014), Miguel Bosé (2013), 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).

Net proceeds from the Latin Academy Person of the Year Gala will go toward the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2014 with the vision of becoming a global champion of music education and empowering communities through Latin music and culture. The Foundation provides educational opportunities through scholarships, education programs and grants that advance Latin music and celebrate its rich cultural heritage, and to date has donated nearly $10 million with the support of The Latin Recording Academy’s members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.org or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on X and Instagram, and at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACT:

The Latin Recording Academy

Iveliesse Malavé

ive@grammy.com

305.576.0036

The Latin Recording Academy® Presents A Latin Grammy® Session In Málaga

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The Latin Recording Academy® Presents A Latin Grammy® Session In Málaga

Latin GRAMMYs/May 17, 2024 - 12:00 AM

Renowned artists such as Latin GRAMMY® winner Pedro Capó, along with Latin GRAMMY® nominees Omar Montes and Morat, headlined the event

The Latin Recording Academy® and the Regional Government of Andalucía continue their celebration of Latin music in Andalucía with an event calendar that extends into 2025

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MÁLAGA (SPAIN), MAY 16, 2024 — The Latin Recording Academy®, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMYs®, presented a Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga today, with performances by Latin GRAMMY® winner Pedro Capó and Latin GRAMMY nominees Omar Montes and Morat. The evening was hosted by DJ Pedraza.

The event, which took place at the Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, was co-financed by the Programa FEDER Andalucía 2021-2027 and the Regional Government of Andalucía.

As part of The Latin Recording Academy’s mission to promote Latin music and build bridges between countries, musical genres, and cultures, Puerto Rican artist Pedro Capó kicked off the evening by performing some of his most beloved songs including “La Fiesta,” “Tutu,” “Existo,” and his hit “Calma,” winner of two Latin GRAMMYs, including Song Of The Year.

Next, Spanish singer Omar Montes, previously nominated in the Best Flamenco Album category, presented a special arrangement of “Pacquiao”—an unreleased song that he will launch soon—and performed a moving and sensitive rendition accompanied onstage by a twelve-piece string ensemble. He also sang his latest hit, “La Sevillana,” concluding his set with a version of the song “Yo Lo Soñé.”

Colombian band Morat closed out the night with a very special performance that got the audience singing along to their greatest hits, including their Latin GRAMMY-nominated songs “No Se Va,” “Cómo Te Atreves,” “A Dónde Vamos,” “En Solo Un Día,” and “Acuérdate De Mí,” among others.

Also, institutional figures such as Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Málaga, Arturo Bernal, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Regional Government of Andalucía, and José Francisco Salado Escaño, President of the Regional Government of Málaga, attended the event.

Prominent local figures such as Javier Banderas, Chiara, Bárbara Mirjan, Fernando Ramos, Salma and Ana Vera, among others, joined the celebration.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Paco de Lucía Scholarship, awarded by the Latin Grammy® Cultural Foundation.

The event was produced by Maracena Moreno and the Latin Recording Academy team led by Ayleen Figueras.

This was the second live event that The Latin Recording Academy has hosted in the Community of Andalucía this year, to continue elevating its culture around the world, with a calendar of events that will extend until 2025. This past April, the city of Cádiz ¬hosted the Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Paco de Lucía event.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Equipo Singular on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy

Sofia Esnaola

sofia.esnaola@equiposingular.com

María García

maria.garcia@equiposingular.com

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com

The Latin Recording Academy® Presents A Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga, Spain

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The Latin Recording Academy® Presents A Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga, Spain

Latin GRAMMYs/Apr 30, 2024 - 02:00 PM

Latin GRAMMY® winner Pedro Capó and Latin GRAMMY®

nominees Omar Montes and Morat are set to come together for the event

Tickets go on sale today through El Corte Inglés, and the funds raised will go to the

Paco de Lucía Scholarship awarded by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®

MÁLAGA (SPAIN), APRIL 30, 2024 — The Latin Recording Academy®, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMYs®, will host a Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga on May 16. The gathering will offer a unique and exceptional musical experience and is co-financed by the Program Feder Andalucía 2021-2027 and the Regional Government of Andalucía.

Among the artists confirmed to perform are Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Capó and Latin GRAMMY nominees Omar Montes and Morat.

Tickets for the event at Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta go on sale today via El Corte Inglés, and the funds raised will go to the Paco de Lucía Scholarship awarded by the

Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information on ticket sales visit: https://www.elcorteingles.es/entradas/conciertos/entradas-latin-grammy-sessions-25-malaga-2024-05-16/

The host cities of Málaga and Cádiz, where the Latin GRAMMY Celebra: Paco de Lucía event took place on April 13, are part of a calendar of events that The Latin Academy is celebrating in the community of Andalucía this year to continue promoting its culture around the world.

ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS / EQUIPO SINGULAR:

María García: maria.garcia@equiposingular.com

Sofia Esnaola: sofia.esnaola@equiposingular.com