Ricardo Montaner will be honored along with “El Consorcio” (former Mocedades), the Mexican Eugenia León and the Puerto Rican Ednita Nazario to tribute their excellence in music.
The Latin Recording Academy will award the Spanish group “El Consorcio” (Mocedades), Eugenia León, Ricardo Montaner, Ednita Nazario and the Italian-Argentine Piero with the Excellence Latin Grammy.
"It is a great pleasure that The Latin Recording Academy render a respectful recognition and tribute to this outstanding diverse group of great personalities who have left an imperishable work," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr, the organization President.
The award for Musical Excellence, to be presented at a ceremony that will take place on November the16th in Las Vegas, regardless Gala Latin Grammy Awards, held the next day, it is awarded by vote of the board of Academy artists.
This award recognizes those musicians who have made "creative contributions of great artistic importance" in the field of recording during their artistic careers.
The Spanish group “El Consorcio”, formed in 1993, is composed by the very successful Amaya, Estíbaliz, Iñaki Uranga, Sergio Blanco (deceased in 2015) and Carlos Zubiaga brothers, former members of the vocal group also Mocedades, formerly created in 1968.
Mexican singer Eugenia Leon began his career in 1982 and today is an "international cultural figure", with more than 35 albums released and millions of copies sold.
The Venezuelan singer Ricardo Montaner "has had a brilliant career that reaches more than four successful decades with their romantic songs" and published 21 albums, highlighted the Latin Recording Academy.
The great diva Ednita Nazario Puerto Rico has released more than twenty albums throughout his long career, with a triple platinum album and several Latin Grammy nominations.
Born in Italy, the Argentine singer Piero (Piero de Benedictis) has sold over three million records with songs in Italian and Spanish that address the social, economic and spiritual problems, with special attention to the most disadvantaged.
At the same ceremony, will receive the Trustees Award Nicaraguan Carlos Mejia Godoy, author of songs like "Son tus perjúmenes mujer", journalist, critic, lyricist, producer and Brazilian writer Nelson Motta and Dominican Rafael Solano Sánchez, composer of songs like "Por amor", performed by Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada, among others.
These names are added to the list along with the Puerto Rican artist Marc Anthony, who will be honored that evening with the honorary award Person of the Year 2016 by the Latin Recording Academy.