Luis Fonsi to Receive Trailblazer Award at Hispanic Heritage Awards

Omar Cruz
Luis Fonsi

Puerto Rican superstar Luis Fonsi will be honored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) with the special Trailblazer Award at the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, Billboard has learned.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, where Fonsi is also set to perform. The event will broadcast nationally on Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS.

“As Latinos continue to make an impact across all fields and industries, Luis Fonsi has made an indelible impression on America and across the globe through his music overall and, specifically, his record-setting single ‘Despacito,’” said José Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

Luis Fonsi joins already announced honorees Gael García Bernal, Alba Colón, Rudy Beserra and the nation’s undocumented youth the “Dreamers” as part of the annual celebration, which was created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.