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Recognizing his great achievements in Latin music, Emilio Estefan was the first to receive a Person of the Year award during a special dinner given in Beverly Hills on September 11, 2000.
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Despite the confusion and chaos that plagued the country on 9/11 in 2001, the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was honored at a press conference as Person of the Year, not only for selling 300 million albums in 14 languages, but also for his amazing musical achievements in the industry.
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The Person of the Year award was given to Ranchero king, Mexican singer Vicente Fernández. Aside from getting this prestigious award, the singer also took home Best Ranchero album that year.
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Brazilian crooner and musician Gilberto Gil took home the honorary award for being a multi-talented musician, singer, and composer. The ceremony that year was unforgettable, with a tribute to Celia Cruz, who had passed away only two months prior.
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This time it was Carlos Santana's turn. The musician and master guitarist accepted his award while shedding some tears of joy, happy to be acknowledged as one of the Latino music greats.
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José José got the honorary title of Person of the Year, after getting his life back together and overcoming a difficult bout with alcoholism.
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The Isla del Encanto was overjoyed when their Puerto Rican native singer Ricky Martin got up on stage to receive the Person of the Year award. And he took advantage of his glorious moment to declare a war against human sex trafficking and child abuse.
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During last year's Latin GRAMMY's, held in Las Vegas, NV, Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra, was honored Person of the Year, and also took home five awards.
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