announced today that the world -
renowned composer, performer and music producer Mexican
will be awarded the
Prize Billboard Lifetime
Achievement for his exceptional career which has brought Latin music to another level in the international arena.
In addition, the grandmaster will also sing at the
Billboard Latin Music Awards which
will air live on
Wednesday, October 21
beginning with “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard” at 7 pm/6c, and followed by the awards at 8 pm/7c from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Billboard Artistic Trajectory Award
is presented to an artist for an exceptional professional trajectory, who remains relevant for his artistic and personal contributions and whose influence has shaped the development of Latin music in the world.
Previous winners include Flaco Jiménez, Jorge Pinos, Los Lobos, Miguel Bosé, Conjunto Primavera, Carlos Santana, Los Temerarios, Emmanuel, Intocable, José José, Andrea Bocelli, Roberto Carlos, Marco Antonio Solís, Ricardo Arjona and Maná.
With more than half a century of creating songs that have sounded on the radio, and have been sung and repeated by countless voices around the world,
, master of romanticism, creator of classic boleros such as "Contigolearned", "Mía", "Adoro "And" This afternoon I saw it rain ", is still valid in the world songbook at 85 years of age.
Born in Mérida, Yucatán, son of one of the founding musicians of the Typica Yucalpetén orchestra, he was close to music since his arrival in the world and began studying at the School of Fine Arts in Mérida at the age of eight, to later receive training. musical by teachers such as Mario Ruiz Armengol, Chucho Zarzosa and Vicente Garrido, in Mexico City.
He created his first song: "Never in the world" in 1950, and recorded his first album in 1959. In 1969, Carlos Lico placed his ballad "No" in the first places of the popularity charts of all Latin America, so it was not It should be surprising that to date he has written more than 400 songs and of them more than 50 have achieved international fame.
His songs have been translated into various languages and have been performed by great figures such as Eydie Gormé, Johnny Mathis, Paul Mauriat, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elis Regina, Angélica María and Luis Miguel.
has also produced artists such as María Conchita Alonso, Amaya, Dyango, Presuntos Implicados, Luis Miguel and Carlos Cuevas.
In addition, he worked for Hollywood in the musical production of “No sé tú”, the Spanish version of the movie “Speechless”.
In the 90s, he made the soundtracks for telenovelas, such as "Nada Personal" and "Mirada de Mujer", and in 2000 he recorded his album
, with figures such as Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Presuntos Implicados, La Barbería del Sur, Miguel Bosé, Ariel Roth, Lolita, Café Quijano, La Unión, Complices, Lidia, Pancho Céspedes, Ricardo Montaner, Juan Pablo Manzanero, Lucero and Edith Márquez.
The object of countless international recognitions and winner of multiple awards, the last time
made the Billboard charts was in 1988 with his album
Éxitos, which debuted in sixth place
But the most important thing is that this artist is still in force with live performances and his songs continue to be heard, over and over again, on the anonymous guitars of serenades around the world.
Billboard Latin Music Awards
Latin Music Week
(Music Week) of
, a virtual three -
day experience dedicated to music, culture and Latin entertainment.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place October 20-23 and will feature intimate conversations with artists, panels with industry personalities, exclusive performances and more.
For more information and to reserve your spot, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.
For the latest news, visit Billboard.com/Latin.
Billboard Latin Music Awards
will also be broadcast simultaneously on the Hispanic entertainment cable channel, Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.
For more information, visit PremiosBillboard.com, the official website of the "Billboard Latin Music Awards," and follow the event on social media:
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