Laura Pausini, named Person of the Year 2023 by the Latin Recording Academy

Italian artist Laura Pausini has been named Person of the Year 2023 by the Latin Recording Academy in recognition of a “multifaceted and multilingual” careerthe entity reported on Wednesday.

Your continued commitment to supporting social justice causes that are close to her heart, including equality for women and LGBTQ+ people and world hunger,” is one of the reasons for this appointment, according to a statement.

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Pausini (Faenza, Italy, 1974) has sung in six languages, especially Italian and Spanishthe language in which he published his first work in 1994, and of which more than a million copies were sold in Spain alone.

“The Spanish language has opened doors for me from a very young age, it has made me feel at home, it has inspired me to move forward and explore and live music without barriers. Saying today that I will receive this important recognition fills me with great pride, with joy, strength to continue taking strong steps and inspire the new generation of artists”, said the artist in the note.

precisely this year Pausini has celebrated three decades in musicsince their triumph at the Sanremo Festival (Italy), with a marathon of three concerts in just 24 hours in three places as far apart as New York, Madrid and Milan.

His repertoire includes hits such as “La soledad”, “Se fue” or “Víveme”, and he has received other distinctions such as a Grammy, four Latin Grammys and a Golden Globe for best song for “io Sí (Seen)”, theme that also earned him an Oscar nomination.

As indicated by the Latin Recording Academy, the Italian will be honored as Person of the Year 2023 at a special gala “full of renowned music stars”, with a tribute concert that will include versions of her songs performed by “notable artists and friends “.

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This event, like this year’s Latin Grammy Awards, will take place the week of November 16 and, for the first time, outside of America, specifically in the Spanish city of Seville.

With this recognition, Pausini joins a long list of figures who received it in previous editions, such as Marco Antonio Solís (2022), Rubén Blades (2021), Juanes (2019), Maná (2018), Alejandro Sanz (2017), Marc Anthony (2016), Roberto Carlos (2015) or Joan Manuel Serrat (2014).

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