Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé will be honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and will be feted in a tribute gala held on Nov. 20, one day before the 14th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Bosé, whose career spans more than three decades, has recorded more than 30 albums and has appeared in more than 35 films including Pedro Almodovar's 1991 iconic film "High Heels." The gala will include a concert by his peers to celebrate the crooner's career.
"The Latin Recording Academy looks to honor individuals who have made an extraordinary global impression on music and culture, and this year we take great pride in honoring a very talented performer and philanthropist whose immense talent and generosity have had a profound impact," said Gabriel Abaroa, Jr., president/CEO of the Latin Grammy Academy.
Bosé is best known for songs such as "Anna," "Te Amaré" and "Sevilla." In 2001 he won a Latin Grammy for the album Sereno. Additionally, he has worked with some of music's biggest names including Gloria Gaynor, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Michael Stipe and Julieta Venegas.
Through the years Bosé has donated resources and time to several social projects and environmental causes; the artist fights for the right to live in peace through his foundation Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Boarders), which has been recognized by the United Nations.
Bosé has organized concerts for charity throughout the globe in addition to being part of the nonprofit Oaxaca, Mexico-based Fundación CIE, which provides educational support to youth.
The crooner also organizes a gala event in Barcelona to raise funds for the foundation Fight Against Aids. Additionally, he is dedicated to protecting marine life through various projects including Oceana, an international organization that focuses on ocean conservation.
Previous person of the year honorees include Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez and Caetano Veloso, among others.
The Latin Grammys will be held Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Univision.