Shakira named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

The Latin Recording Academy announced Shakira as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year yesterday.  A two-time Grammy winner who is currently nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards, Shakira will be honored for her artistic and philanthropic contributions at a tribute dinner and star-studded concert on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. A major portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Shakira’s Pies Descalzos Foundation as well as The Latin Recording Academy’s Latin Grammy in the Schools educational efforts. Former recipients of the honor include Plácido Domingo, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, and Ricky Martin. “I am elated on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees that the much admired Shakira — whose incredible talent and artistic integrity are equaled only by her commitment and dedication to philanthropy and selflessly helping those in need — has been elected the 2011 Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We are honored to pay homage to this dynamic, socially conscious woman whose illustrious career has touched so many people around the world, both musically and personally.”

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  1. C-Dub • September 29, 2011 @ 3:11 PM

    Dislike her music, but loooove the lady.

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