Just weeks after the successful release of “Almost Like Praying,” his single to benefit Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, <a href=”/music/lin-manuel-miranda”>Lin-Manuel Miranda</a> will be honored with the Latin Recording Academy President’s Merit Award for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community.”
Miranda will receive his award, which is not a yearly honor and has been given only to a very limited group of individuals, during the Latin Grammy telecast, airing Nov. 16 on the Univision Network.
“Lin-Manuel’s urban and social poetry have provided strength and encouragement to every Latino motivated to get ahead,” said Latin Recording Academy president/CEO Gabriel Abaroa. “He has brought pride to our community by reminding us of the resilience and fortitude we demonstrate on a daily basis.”
The Latin Grammys also announced an additional roster of award performers that includes newcomers <a href=”/music/CNCO”>CNCO</a> and <a href=”/music/Sebastian-Yatra”>Sebastian Yatra</a> as well as <a href=”/music/Nicky-Jam”>Nicky Jam</a>, <a href=”/music/Carlos-Vives”>Carlos Vives</a>, <a href=”/music/Lila-Downs”>Lila Downs</a> and <a href=”/music/HaAsh”>Ha*Ash</a>, and in the regional Mexican realm, <a href=”/music/banda-el-recodo-de-cruz-lizarraga”>Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga</a> and <a href=”/music/Bronco”>Bronco</a>.
They join a lineup of previously announced performers that includes <a href=”/music/luis-fonsi”>Luis Fonsi</a>, <a href=”/music/juanes”>Juanes</a>, <a href=”/music/j-balvin”>J Balvin</a>, <a href=”/music/bad-bunny”>Bad Bunny</a>, <a href=”/music/mariachi-flor-de-toloache”>Flor De Toloache</a>, <a href=”/music/mon-laferte”>Mon Laferte</a>, <a href=”/music/maluma”>Maluma</a>, <a href=”/music/residente”>Residente</a> and more.