It was a special evening for Andrea Bocelli at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24. In addition to performing with his longtime friend Laura Pausini, the legendary Italian tenor also received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award for a lengthy career with broad impact for Latin music and beyond.
“I’ve always tried to do things I like to do, because it’s only this way you can do something well,” Bocelli said backstage at the ceremony. “In music you need passion, humility and patience. With classical music, you need to be concentrated and have discipline.”