Backbeat: Shakira Brings Out Stars, Execs @ Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Gala
Backbeat: Shakira Brings Out Stars, Execs @ Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Gala

The Person of the Year Award honoring Shakira gathered a wide array of artists and executives from around the planet. Here is what we heard and saw:

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EMI Spain debut artist Pablo Alborán flew from Spain with his parents to celebrate his nominations and performance of his single "Solamente tú" on the Latin Grammy, with Demi Lovato. Pictured from left, Alborán's manager and producer Manuel Illán, Alborán and Emi Latin marketing VP David Alvarado. Lovato, on her end, is planning to release an album of all Spanish material next year.

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Alex Alonso, VP of marketing at mun2 and Hanna Bolte, VP media and talent relations, strategizing new plans for the bilingual, bicultural channel.

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EMI executives from around the world congregated in Las Vegas. From left, Juan Camilo Paz, who runs EMI Latin's digital efforts; Simón Bosé, president EMI Music Spain; Sergio Lopes, Senior Vice President for Capitol Latin and Regional Marketing for Latin America; and rising Colombian urban act J Blavin, recently signed to the label.

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Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Solis tried to keep a low profile during coctail hour but was constantly besieged by picture-takers. Here, with his wife Christian Solis.

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Paulian Rubio and her manager, Simon Renshaw. Rubio is preparing for the release of her new album, Brava! On Nov. 15. It will be the Mexican singer's first album since the birth of her first child, son Andrea Nicolás, last year.

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The Billboard team at the Latin Grammys. From left, Cebele Marquez, executive director of sponsorships; Justino Aguila, associate editor Latin/special features; Leila Cobo, executive director, Latin content and programming.

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