GALA TO HONOR ALEJANDRO SANZ WITH 2017 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR™ DISTINCTION WILL SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES BY DAVID BISBAL, CAMILA CABELLO, SANTIAGO CRUZ, ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, LUIS FONSI, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, JESSE & JOY, JUANES...

November 08, 2017 -- 8:00 am PST

Gala to honor Alejandro Sanz with 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ distinction will showcase performances by David Bisbal, Camila Cabello, Santiago Cruz, Alejandro Fernández, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Gian Marco, Manuel Fernández Montoya "El Carpeta", Niña Pastori, Residente, Rosalía, and Jimmy Zambrano among others

The Star-Studded Tribute Will Take Place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Wednesday, November 15

Proceeds from the tribute gala and concert will benefit The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®

MIAMI (Nov. 8 2017) The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the list of artists scheduled to perform at the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Gala honoring Alejandro Sanz, which includes, David Bisbal, Camila Cabello, Santiago Cruz, Alejandro Fernández, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Gian Marco, Manuel Fernández Montoya "El Carpeta", Niña Pastori, Residente, Rosalía, and Jimmy Zambrano among others.

The 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala will honor 18-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY® winner, Alejandro Sanz for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace, among others. It will be held at a sold-out gala on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event precedes the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, airing Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Latin Person of the Year award is bestowed upon musicians as recognition of their artistic achievements in the music industry, and for their commitment to philanthropy. Past honorees include Marc Anthony, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, José José, Carlos Santana, Joan Manuel Serrat, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Caetano Veloso.

Three-time GRAMMY and nine-time Latin GRAMMY winner Rafa Sardina will be the executive producer of the Latin Person of the Year Gala.

The net proceeds from the gala will go towards supporting the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® whose mission is to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture through scholarships, fellowships, grants, and educational programs.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com

ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® was established by The Latin Recording Academy to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students of Latin music with financial needs, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For more information about the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, please visit LatinGRAMMYCulturalFoundation.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

The Lippin Group on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy:
Jennifer Price, Elina Adut, Freddy Morales: LatinGrammys@Lippingroup.com
323.965.1990

The Latin Recording Academy:
Iveliesse Malave:
Iveliesse.malave@grammy.com
305.576.0036

Teresa Romo:
teresa.romo@grammy.com
310.392.3777