NEW YORK (AP) — Salsa star Marc Anthony has been named 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
The academy will honor the five-time Latin Grammy and two-time Grammy winner on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys.
Marc Anthony has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. His hits include not only salsa songs in Spanish like “Valió la pena” and “Vivir mi vida,” but also pop hits in English like “I Need to Know” and “You Sang to Me.”
As a humanitarian, Anthony is co-founder and vice chairman of the Maestro Cares Foundation, which helps rescue and providing critical resources to impoverished children in Latin American.