Actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Sofia Carson has been announced as the first-ever global ambassador for the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, Billboard has learned.
The Miami-based artist of Colombian descent is best known for her starring role as Evie in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants, and for being part of the movie’s soundtrack, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Aug. 22, 2015. She recently performed “Ciclo Sin Fin,” the Spanish-language version of The Lion King’s “Circle Of Life,” featured on the digital soundtrack for Latin America. Carson’s next venture is portraying April in the upcoming Netflix dance film Feel the Beat.
“Sofia Carson is an exceptional role model for all”, said Becky Villaescusa, vice president of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, in an official statement. “Her education, discipline, and dedication inspire the music makers of tomorrow and we are incredibly thankful for her passion and generosity toward the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. We know she will be an outstanding ambassador, helping us make strides in our awareness efforts and growth.”