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Chart-topping artist Ricardo Arjona will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27.
The Guatemalan singer/songwriter will be awarded with the special accolade to honor his outstanding career that spans over 30 years and includes 16 studio albums, 36 hits on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs, five No. 1's and 20 entries on the Top Latin Albums chart. Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Marco Antonio Solís and Roberto Carlos.
As previously announced, Arjona will also perform for the first time ever at the Billboard Latin Music Awards joining a star-studded lineup with acts such as Luis Fonsi, J Balvin and Nicky Jam.
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, from the Netflix series Ingobernable, and Puerto Rican actor and singer Carlos Ponce will host the awards ceremony. Presenters throughout the night include artists like ChocQuibTown, Sofía Reyes, Olga Tañón, Sin Bandera, Juan Luis Guerra and Ednita Nazario.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo from The Watsco Center at the University of Miami, are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach. To register, visit BillboardLatinConference.com.
For more coverage on the Billboard Latin Music Awards go to PremiosBillboard.com.
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