by the El Reportero’s news services
Daddy Yankee, who is up for six awards this year, will be the recipient of the special Icon Award at the upcoming “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs). The Latin AMA Icon Award is given to the most distinguished and beloved artist of the Hispanic world, who is recognized on every continent as the King or Queen of its music genre. The recipient of the Latin AMA Icon Award interprets our life in his songs, forms an important part of Latin America’s history and is considered a musical hero. Daddy Yankee will also be performing at the Latin AMAs, which will broadcast live from the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Thursday October 25, 2018 at 8pm/7c, preceded by the one-hour carpet pre-show La Alfombra de Latin AMAs at 7pm/6c. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo.
Daddy Yankee will come to the Latin AMAs at the heels of his hugely successful world tour that recently took him to Shanghai, where fans welcomed him dancing to the tune of Dura. The Puerto Rican artist, who recently collaborated with Janet Jackson in her latest comeback “Made For Now,” triumphed in the world of reggaeton, but it was his album Barrio Fino with his international hit Gasolina that propelled him into international stardom, introducing audiences worldwide to the rhythm of this new genre.
U.S. Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame to Award Cuban Artists
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame announced that it will award the Cuban duo Gente de Zona (GZ) and composer Descemer Bueno during the 2018 annual La Musa Awards gala to honor the world”s greatest Latin music creators.
According to the announcement on its official website, the GZ binomial composed of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom will be honored with the Premio Triunfador Award, while Bueno will receive the Premio Conquistador Award, in tribute to his contributions to Cuban music.
During the ceremony, scheduled for Oct. 18 at the James L. Knight Center in the city of Miami, the special award ‘Legend in Life’ will be presented to Spanish singer Raphael and the iconic Puerto Rican salsa icon Victor Manuelle.
Likewise, Puerto Rican singer Ektor Rivera will be recognized with the Host Award and Colombian Karol G with the Musa Elena Casals, an award that highlights the performance of the women in the music industry.
As a highlight of the gala, there will be a tribute to Mexican Gloria Trevi, Cuban Chucho Valdes, Ecuadorian Carlos Rubio Infante and Venezuelan Fernando Osorio, who will enter the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this 2018.
Among the musicians already belonging to the Hall of Fame, Mexican Ana Gabriel, Spanish Camilo Sesto, Puerto Rican Jose Feliciano, Chilean Miriam Hernandez and Salvadoran Alvaro Torres standing out.
EstrellaTV reveals list of nominees for the 19thEdition of Premios de la Radio
EstrellaTV, announced today the list of nominees for its Premios de la Radio awards ceremony from Auditorio Telmex in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
For this year’s edition of Premios de la Radio, which will be held in Mexico for the first time in its history, the artists that garnered the highest number of nods include: Christian Nodal (5), followed by Alfredo Olivas (4), El Fantasma (4) and Virlán García (4); while superstars Julión Álvarez, Banda MS and Gerardo Ortiz obtained three nods each.
For the first time in the history of the awards ceremony, EstrellaTVwill broadcast the show live from Guadalajara, Jalisco as a sign of solidarity with those recording artists that have been denied visas to work in the United States.
By taking its music awards show to Mexico, the network is also standing firm with Latino immigrants who have been deported and whose families have been separated at the border.
Effective today, online voting is open to the public, so that they may vote for their favorite artists and bands on www.premiosdelaradio.com. The three-hour show will be broadcast live on November 8th on EstrellaTV from 8-11PM/7-10PM C and will also be live streamed simultaneously on the aforementioned web site.