The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today (Aug. 19) that Bad Bunny will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision during the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
The Puerto Rican superstar and activist will receive the award during the broadcast on PBS stations Oct. 6. El Conejo Malo joins past honorees such as fellow hitmaker J Balvin who received the vision award in 2016 and brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy (2018).
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is honored to recognize the transcendent impact of Bad Bunny as an artist and as an activist through the Vision Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF.
He continued, “Bad Bunny understands his responsibility to serve as a powerful voice for those who need to be heard as well as a source of inspiration for our youth. He radiates his Latinx and Puerto Rican pride in everything he does from the stage to the community to the entire world.”
Now in its 33rd edition, the Hispanic Heritage Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.
This year will see the Hispanic Heritage Awards broadcast on PBS presented in a “unique documentary style,” according to a press release, and will include honoree profiles and special performances filmed in intimate settings.