Salsa singer Victor Manuelle will be honored by Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) with the Icon Award during the 2018 La Musa Awards.The announcement was made by LSHOF founders Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez on behalf of its Board of Directors.
The special award will recognize Victor Manuelle’s career & musical contribution, breaking chart records within the Latin & tropical music space for over two decades. Only Alejandro Sanz and Carlos Vives have been honored with the Icon award in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
“I have received many awards through the years, but being the recipient of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Icon Award has a very special significance for me,” said Manuelle in a press statement. “This award not only recognizes the depth and length of my career as a performer and songwriter but also honors all of the creativity that went into writing and producing my music with the world’s most brilliant collaborators, musicians and singers.”
The 6th annual LA Musa Awards, presented by Spotify, will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and will take place at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on Oct. 18 and will be hosted by Puerto Rican actor/singer, Ektor Rivera.
The ceremony will honor this year’s class of Inductees: Gloria Trevi (Mexico), Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Carlos Rubira Infante (Ecuador), Fernando Osorio (Venezuela) and special Honorees.