Pitbull will receive the honor of becoming the first-ever recipient of the Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award at the third annual Latin American Music Awards on Oct. 26, Telemundo officially announced today (Oct. 4).
During the broadcast, which will be live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, beginning at 9 p.m. EST. Pitbull will debut his new song with Fifth Harmony titled “Por Favor,” which he will perform with the girl group.
The purpose of the award “recognizes a Latin artist that inspires all of humanity with his dedication to music and because he uses his fame and influence to help those in need. This artist does not hide in a recording studio, but gives brightness and hope to those that have no other alternative,” according to a press release.
The release continues: “Dick Clark was one of the great pioneers of the music industry in the United States of America and he declared, ‘I have accomplished my childhood dream, to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.’ The Dick Clark Achievement Award is the distinction given to an artist who has permitted others to make their dream a reality.”
Pitbull is originally from Miami, hence his nickname “Mr. 305,” and has become a Grammy Award winner. Along with his global music successes, Pitbull serves as an ambassador for SLAM! — Sports Leadership and Management — charter schools.