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Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award

The Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor that is presented by Billboard magazine to an artist or a group "for an exceptional career that has taken Latin music to another level globally".[1] From 1993 to 2001, the accolade was presented as "El Premio Billboard" (English: The Billboard Award).[2] The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is decided by the Billboard editorial committee.[3] The Lifetime Achievement Award was first given to Morton Gould, the president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), during the 4th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in 1993. Gould was given the accolade for his "contribution to the growth of Latin music in the U.S".[4]

Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for"an exceptional career that has taken Latin music to another level globally."[1]
Presented byBillboard
First awarded1993
Currently held byJuan Luis Guerra (2019)
Websitebillboard.com/latin

From 1994, the Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented during the Billboard Latin Music Awards.[5] The accolade is usually awarded to a recording artist, but may be presented to industry figures who have helped raise the awareness of Spanish-language music globally. Emilio Estefan, Ralph Mercado, and Jorge Pinos are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award who worked in the music industry to promote Latin music.[6] The award was not presented in 2003, 2004, and 2006.[7][8][9]

Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís has been given the Lifetime Achievement twice, once in 2005 and again in 2016, to commemorate his 30th and 40th anniversary as a recording artist respectively.[10][11] Solís and José José are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement who have also been inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.[6][12]

RecipientsEdit

Key
  Indicates non-performing recipient
Year Image Recipient Nationality Ref.
1993 Morton Gould United States [4]
1994   Emilio Estefan  Cuba
United States
[5]
1995   Tito Puente United States [13]
1996   José Feliciano Puerto Rico [14]
1997   Herb Alpert United States [12]
1998 Ralph Mercado  United States [15]
1999   Flaco Jiménez United States [16]
2000 Jorge Pinos  Ecuador [6]
2001   Los Lobos United States [2]
2002   El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Puerto Rico [17]
2003
No award
[7]
2004 [8]
2005   Marco Antonio Solís Mexico [10]
2006
No award
[9]
2007   Miguel Bosé Spain [18]
2008 Conjunto Primavera Mexico [19]
2009   Carlos Santana Mexico
United States
[20]
2010   Los Temerarios Mexico [3]
2011 Emmanuel Mexico [21]
2012   Intocable Mexico [22]
2013   José José Mexico [23]
2014   Andrea Bocelli Italy [24]
2015   Roberto Carlos Brazil [1]
2016   Marco Antonio Solís Mexico [11]
2017   Ricardo Arjona Guatemala [25]
2018   Maná Mexico [26]
2019   Juan Luis Guerra Dominican Republic [27]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Roberto Carlos and Carlos Santana to Be Honored at Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 3, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (April 28, 2001). "El Premio Billboard Award: Los Lobos". Billboard. 113 (17): LM-10. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 14, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Lannert, John (June 5, 1993). "Changes In Wind At Confab". Billboard. 105 (23): 11; 44. ISSN 0006-2510. Billboard also honored Gould with its first "El Premio Billboard" award for his contribution to the growth of Latin music in the U.S.
  5. ^ a b Lannert, John (May 21, 1994). "Emilio Estefan Earns "El Premio Billboard"". Billboard. 106 (32): 50. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c Lannert, John (April 29, 2000). "El Premio Awardee: Jorge Pinos". Billboard. 112 (18): 24. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Billboard To Honor Manzanero, Franco". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 21, 2003. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Latin Music's Brightest Stars Honored at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Business Wire. April 29, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Sainz, Adrian (April 28, 2006). "Shakira Wins Big at Latin Billboards". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Solis Honored With Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 28, 2005. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (April 22, 2016). "Billboard Latin Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Marco Antonio Solis Reflects on His Best-Loved Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Lannert, John (May 3, 1997). "Herb Alpert Is Trumpted As "El Premio Billboard" Award-Winner". Billboard. 109 (18): 26. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  13. ^ Lannert, John (June 10, 1995). ""El Premio Billboard" Award Recognizes Tito Puente For His Latin And Afro-Caribbean Musical Contributions". Billboard. 107 (23): 60. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  14. ^ Lannert, John (May 4, 1996). "Int'l Latin Music Conference Brimming With Talent". Billboard. 108 (18): L-12. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  15. ^ Burr, Ramiro (April 11, 1998). "El Premio Award Winner Ralph Mercado". Billboard. 110 (15): LMQ-8. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  16. ^ Burr, Ramiro (April 24, 1999). "El Premio Billboard: Flaco Jiménez". Billboard. 111 (17): LM-6. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "Juan Gabriel Cleans Up At Billboard Latin Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 10, 2002. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  18. ^ Salomon, Gisela (April 27, 2007). "Barba Dominates Billboard Latin Awards". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  19. ^ "Latin Superstars Marco Antonio Solis, Chayanne & Alejandro Fernandez Take the Stage at the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by Heineken". Business Wire. March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "Carlos Santana set for lifetime award". The Hollywood Reporter. April 23, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  21. ^ "Gloria Estefan, Emmanuel To Receive Special Honors At 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 13, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  22. ^ "Prince Royce Tops Winners at 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Broadway World. April 27, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  23. ^ "Maná, José José To Receive Special Honors at 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. April 23, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  24. ^ Cobo, Leila; Cantor-Navas, Judy (April 24, 2014). "Marc Anthony's Salsa Revival Sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  25. ^ Flores, Griselda (April 17, 2017). "Ricardo Arjona to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  26. ^ Machin, Jennifer (April 26, 2018). "Mana Is Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  27. ^ Aguila, Justino (April 25, 2018). "Billboard Latin Music Awards: Juan Luis Guerra's Career Celebrated With Lifetime Achievement Tribute". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 27, 2017.