On Monday, the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) revealed the artists who will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony the night before the 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. The Argentinean Alberto Cortez, the Chilean Lucho Gatica, the Cuban Olga Guillot, the Mexican group Los Tigres del Norte, the Costa Rican Chavela Vargas and the Brasilian rock band Os Paralamas do Sucesso will receive the honor.
“Representing various genres from across the globe, from the Americas to Europe, these recipients have reached the status of living legends of Latin music,” expressed Gabriel Abaroa, president of the Academy, in a press release.
Award winners are chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Academy, whose members vote for artists who have made exceptional and creative contributions to the recording industry throughout their careers.
“Through their inspiring passion, craft and vision, they have made significant contributions and improvements to the overall condition of Latin culture. The Board of Trustees of the Latin Recording Academy is proud and honored to give tribute to these creative forces that have been true pioneers of their era,” added Abaroa.
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented during a special ceremony on Nov. 7, at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas. The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held the following day, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, also in Las Vegas, and will air at 8 p.m., Eastern Time, on Univisión.