Laura Pausini named 2023 Latino Recording Academy Person of the Year


laura pausiniMultilingual Italian artist and 10-time Latin Grammy nominee. Latin Recording AcademyPerson of the Year 2023 for his decades-long career as a versatile artist and social justice efforts.

Pausini has released 14 studio albums with songs performed in Italian, Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. One of Italy’s top female artists, Pausini has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy and a Golden Globe Oscar nomination for best original song for her co-written “Io sì (Seen)” with Diane. Warren for the 2020 movie “La Vita Davanti a Sé”.

She has also used her platform to support philanthropic and humanitarian causes for women and LGBTQ+ individuals, hunger, poverty and climate change, and to support organizations that combat violence against women.

“Laura Pausini is one of the most talented and beloved artists of her generation, whose advocacy and commitment to equal rights exemplify,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latino Recording Academy. “Over three decades of her career, her extraordinary voice has continually broken down barriers between languages ​​and genres, creating a special bond with audiences around the world.”

Adds Pausini: “I am extremely honored to receive this incredible recognition from The Latin Recording Academy. Being named Person of the Year at this time of 30th anniversary of my career is something I still cannot describe. He welcomed me with open arms, but above all, born in my hometown of Italy. for my dear listeners who turned a dream into a beautiful reality and took me to places I never dreamed I could reach with my music. The Spanish language opened doors for me from an early age, made me feel at home, inspired me to move forward and to explore and live music unhindered and without limits. Today is important “To say that I will receive the award fills me with great pride, joy and the strength to continue with strong steps, and inspires a new generation of artists who carry the music they carry in their hearts to high. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I am very excited. See you soon in Seville.”

Like previous Person of the Year winners, Pausini will be honored with an award. special gala presentation and a memorial concert featuring interpretations of his repertoire performed by a number of important artists and friends. Details of the coveted event, which will be celebrated during the Latin Grammy week in Seville, Spain, will be announced later.

Pausini was previously honored with the Starlite Humanitarian Award, the Global Gift Humanitarian Award, and was named Person of the Year by the Diversity Media Awards for her support of the LGBTQ+ community. He was named World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador in 2014, and has organized and participated in concerts in Chile, Peru, Beirut and Italy that relieved areas affected by natural disasters.

The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honors musicians and their humanitarian efforts as well as their artistic achievements in the Latin music industry. Past awards Marco Antonio Solis (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).

Pausini is currently writing her upcoming 11th studio album in Spanish and will get a head start. comprehensive world tour later this summer

in a conversation with VariationAbout his career, Pausini said: “I don’t want to stop and focus only on my achievements and the things I’m sure of, because those have already happened, whether it’s the awards I’ve earned or my career I’ve built. I like to think there are still things I haven’t experienced yet. I’m still nervous about the new things I’m doing. And I want to feel excited, because there are so many things I’ve done so far and I know them too well to be spontaneous anymore.

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