J Balvin to Receive Vision Award at 2016 Hispanic Heritage Awards

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J Balvin at Hearst Tower on Oct. 13, 2015 in New York City.  

J Balvin will be honored with the Vision Award during the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C. The reggaeton superstar joins other honorees of the night including author Junot Diaz, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and actress/singer Angélica María

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"The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to honor J Balvin with the Vision Award for serving as a role model to youth while setting the music world on fire with his dynamic talents," said Hispanic Heritage Foundation president and CEO Jose Antonio Tijerino in a statement. "The evening will certainly be entertaining, meaningful and inspirational."

The "Safari" singer will also perform during the ceremony which is set to take place at the Historic Warner Theatre. Other performers and honorees will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 

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Now in its 29th edition, the Hispanic Heritage Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.

After the announcement was made today (Aug. 11), Balvin tweeted the news and added: "Happy to be part of this event."