Los Angeles, September 23, 2019 - Telemundo announced today that internationally acclaimed singer, actor and producer Marc Anthony will receive the Latin AMA International Artist Award of Excellence given for the first time ever at the “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs). This special award is given to artists that turn the world around with their greatness, crossing over language, race or religion. Their nationality has no borders; they stand for peace, and their songs reverberate as musical anthems.
In addition to receiving the recognition, the Puerto Rican artist is also scheduled to perform during Telemundo’s live broadcast of the “Latin AMAs” on October 17 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The award ceremony will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo and in 20 countries throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Tickets to the awards show are on sale via Ticketmaster and the Dolby Theatre box office.
Marc Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time, and a true ambassador of Latin culture and music. Songs like "Flor Pálida" and "Valió la Pena," among others, have become fan favorites. His musical hits have also granted him countless gold and platinum awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more than 31 hits on the Billboard charts and over 7.4 billion views on YouTube.
His album, Marc Anthony 3.0, released in 2013, made him the recipient of an American Music Award, a GRAMMY® Award nomination; ten Billboard Latin Music Awards, and three Billboard Awards, among others. In 2016, Anthony also received the prestigious "Person of the Year" honor, from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. His tours “Vivir Mi Vida,” “Cambio De Piel,” “Full Circle” and “Legacy” have also been included in Pollstar Magazine’s “Global Top Grossing Concert Tour List.”
Last May, six years after introducing 3.0, Anthony released his latest album OPUS, his eighth salsa album since he revolutionized the Latin music scene with Otra Nota (1993); and his new “OPUS TOUR”, launched in the United States and other countries this year.
In addition to his achievements as a musician, in 2012, the six-time GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner started the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting several fundraising events throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. Anthony has also extrapolated his success to the corporate landscape, by becoming a minority-owner of The Miami Dolphins football team, and starting his own entertainment company, Magnus Media.
Anthony joins the previously announced lineup of stars that will perform at this year’s event, including: Ozuna, Becky G, CNCO, Gente de Zona, Farruko, Wisin & Yandel, Christian Nodal, Zion & Lennox, Beret, Abraham Mateo, Sofía Reyes, Lupita Infante, Kali Uchis, and Emilia Mernes.
Artists with most nominations this year include: Ozuna (9) Romeo Santos y Bad Bunny (8), Anuel AA (7), Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga (5), Marc Anthony, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee y Sebastián Yatra (4) y Becky G, Rosalía, Christian Nodal, Pedro Capó, Wisin & Yandel, DJ Snake y Drake (3). Fans can vote for their favorite artists online at http://www.LatinAMAs.com/vota.
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