Rosalía Receives Antonio Banderas Performing Arts Prize

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Antonio Banderas and Rosalía attend the "Antonio Banderas" Award for the Performing Arts Award to the singer Rosalia on June 18, 2019 in Malaga, Spain. 

Rosalía received the Antonio Banderas Performing Arts Award from the actor itself during a gala in Spain.

Presenting the award, Banderas told Rosalía, “You are the prize.” The actor called the 25-year-old singer, who has rocketed to global fame this year, “the future of the performing arts” in Spain.   

The award, was created by ESAEM, a high school and university of the performing arts in Malaga, Banderas’ home town, where the ceremony was held.

Appearing at the event on Tuesday night (June 18) to receive the award, Rosalía was visibly moved, according to Spanish press reports. She told students at the school, who performed a medley of her songs during the evening, that the most important thing is to “love and sacrifice for what you want,” and have faith in yourself.

Rosalía appears in Pedro Almodovar’s recent film Pain and Glory, for which Banderas won the best actor award at the 2019 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.


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