Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor presented annually by the Latin Recording Academy, the same organization that distributes the Latin Grammy Awards, to commend performers "who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to Latin music".[1] Award recipients are honored during "Latin Grammy Week", a string of galas just prior to the annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.[2]

Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for"contributions of outstanding artistic significance to Latin music"[1]
Presented byThe Latin Recording Academy
First awarded2004
Websitewww.latingrammy.com

Since its inception, the award has been presented to musicians originating from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The awards were first presented to Mercedes Sosa, José José, Roberto Carlos, Willie Colón, and Antonio Aguilar in 2004.[3] José and Carlos were later honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award in 2005 and 2015.[4][5] Armando Manzanero, Linda Ronstadt, and Joan Baez have also been recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[6][7][8] Colombian musician Joe Arroyo is the only recipient to have posthumously receive the Latin Grammy Lifetime Award in 2011 following his death four months earlier.[9] Upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, Carlos do Carmo became the first artist from Portugal to win a Latin Grammy Award.[10] The accolade, along with the Person of the Year and the Trustees awards, were not presented in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

RecipientsEdit

Recipients of the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Year[I] Image Recipient Occupation(s)[II] Nationality Ref.
2004   Antonio Aguilar Singer
songwriter
actor
film producer
Mexico [3]
  Roberto Carlos Singer
songwriter
Brazil
  Willie Colón Singer
trombonist
songwriter
producer
United States
  José José Singer Mexico
  Mercedes Sosa Singer Argentina
2005   Rocío Dúrcal Singer
actress
Spain [12]
Generoso Jiménez Trombonist
arranger
Cuba
  Jorge Ben Jor Singer
songwriter
Brazil
  Sérgio Mendes Pianist
composer
arranger
producer
Brazil
Johnny Pacheco Composer
multi-instrumentalist
producer
Dominican Republic
  Sandro Singer
actor
Argentina
2006   León Gieco Singer
songwriter
Argentina [13]
  Graciela Singer Cuba
  César Camargo Mariano Pianist
songwriter
producer
Brazil
Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz Pianist
singer (respectively)
songwriters
Puerto Rico
United States
  Paloma San Basilio Singer Spain
Alberto Vázquez Singer
actor
Mexico
  Johnny Ventura Singer
songwriter
Dominican Republic
2007   Alberto Cortez Singer
songwriter
Argentina [14]
  Lucho Gatica Singer Chile
  Olga Guillot Singer
actress
Cuba
  Os Paralamas do Sucesso Rock, reggae, ska, pop trio Brazil
  Los Tigres del Norte Norteño music quintet Mexico
  Chavela Vargas Singer Mexico
2008   Vikki Carr Singer United States [15]
  Cheo Feliciano Singer
songwriter
Puerto Rico
  Astrud Gilberto Singer Brazil
  Angélica María Singer
actress
Mexico
United States
  María Dolores Pradera Singer
actress
Spain
  Estela Raval Singer Argentina
2009   Candido Camero Conguero Cuba [16]
  Beth Carvalho Singer Brazil
  Charly García Pianist
singer
songwriter
Argentina
  Tania Libertad Singer Peru
Mexico
Marco Antonio Muñiz Singer Mexico
Juan Romero Songwriter Mexico
2010   João Donato Singer-songwriter
pianist
Brazil [17]
Las Hermanas Márquez Singers Cuba
  Armando Manzanero Composer Mexico
  Joseíto Mateo Singer Dominican Republic
Jorge Oñate Singer Colombia
  Susana Rinaldi Singer Argentina
2011   Joe Arroyo Singer
songwriter
Colombia [18]
  Gal Costa Singer Brazil
  José Feliciano Singer
songwriter
Puerto Rico
  Álex Lora Singer
songwriter
Mexico
Les Luthiers Humorous group
musicians
Argentina
  Rubén Rada Singer
songwriter
percussionist
Uruguay
  Linda Ronstadt Singer United States
2012   Luz Casal Singer Spain [19]
  Leo Dan Singer
songwriter
Argentina
  Rita Moreno Singer
actress
Puerto Rico
United States
  Milton Nascimento Singer
songwriter
Brazil
  Daniela Romo Singer Mexico
  Poncho Sanchez Percussionist United States
  Toquinho Songwriter
guitar player
Brazil
2013   Oscar D'León Singer
musician
Venezuela [20]
  Juan Formell Musician
Arranger
Songwriter
Cuba
  Roberto Menescal Musician
songwriter
producer
Brazil
  Totó la Momposina Singer
interpreter
Colombia
  Palito Ortega Singer
actor
producer
Argentina
  Eddie Palmieri Pianist
music director
musician
United States
  Miguel Ríos Singer
songwriter
actor
producer
Spain
2014   Willy Chirino Singer
songwriter
musician
producer
Cuba
United States
[2][21]
  César Costa Singer
actor
producer
radio host
author
mentor
Mexico
  Carlos do Carmo Singer Portugal
  Dúo Dinámico Singers
composers
producers
actors
Spain
  Los Lobos Musical group United States
  Valeria Lynch Singer
actress
Argentina
  Ney Matogrosso Singer Brazil
2015   Gato Barbieri Saxophonist Argentina [22][23]
  Ana Belén Singer Spain
Ángela Carrasco Singer Dominican Republic
  Djavan Singer
songwriter
guitarist
Brazil
  El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Salsa music orchestra Puerto Rico
  Víctor Manuel Singer Spain
  Pablo Milanés Singer
songwriter
guitarist
Cuba
2016   El Consorcio Vocal group Spain [24]
  Eugenia León Singer Mexico
  Ricardo Montaner Singer
songwriter
Argentina
Venezuela
  Ednita Nazario Singer Puerto Rico
  Piero Singer
songwriter
Argentina
2017   Lucecita Benítez Singer Puerto Rico [25]
  João Bosco Singer
musician
Brazil
  Ilan Chester Singer
songwriter
Venezuela
  Víctor Heredia Singer Argentina
  Los del Río Music duo Spain
  Guadalupe Pineda Singer Mexico
  Cuco Valoy Singer Dominican Republic
2018   Erasmo Carlos Singer-songwriter Brazil [26]
  Dyango Singer
musician
Spain
  Andy Montañez Singer Puerto Rico
  José María Napoleón Singer-songwriter Mexico
  Chucho Valdés Pianist
bandleader
composer
arranger
Cuba
  Wilfrido Vargas Bandleader
singer
Dominican Republic
  Yuri Singer Mexico
2019   Eva Ayllón Singer Peru [27]
  Joan Baez Singer
songwriter
United States
  José Cid Singer
songwriter
Portugal
Lupita D'Alessio Singer
actor
Mexico
  Hugo Fattoruso Keyboardist
singer
composer
Uruguay
  Pimpinela Music duo Argentina
  Omara Portuondo Singer
dancer
Cuba
  José Luis Rodríguez Singer Venezuela
2020
No award due to the COVID-19 pandemic
[11]
2021   Martinho da Vila Singer Brazil [28]
  Emmanuel Singer
songwriter
Mexico
  Pete Escovedo Musician United States
  Sheila E. Musician United States
  Fito Páez Singer
songwriter
musician
Argentina
  Milly Quezada Singer Dominican Republic
  Joaquín Sabina Singer
songwriter
Spain
  Gilberto Santa Rosa Singer Puerto Rico

^[I] Each year is linked to an article about the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony of that year.

^[II] The artists occupation(s) are listed on the Special Awards page on the Latin Grammy Award website.

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ReferencesEdit

SpecificEdit

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