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.
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.
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.