Univision and The Latin Recording Academy® will celebrate the musical legacy of Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solís as several of his albums are inducted into the Latin GRAMMY ® Hall of Fame in the star-studded 2nd Annual "Latin GRAMMY Celebra" musical program to air on Univision Thursday, September 20, from 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (8 – 10 p.m. Central).
Featuring Solís performing some of his greatest hits, the show will also present performances of his music by Latin recording superstars Anaís, Cristian Castro, Alejandra Guzman, Arthur Hanlon, Myriam Hernández, Intocable, Juanes, Lucero, Montéz de Durango, Tito Nieves, Reyli, Olga Tañón, and a special number by Pepe Aguilar.
The "Latin GRAMMY Celebra Marco Antonio Solís" 2-hour musical extravaganza will be hosted by popular recording artist and novela star Lucero, who will also perform. In addition to the musical performances, the program will feature special appearances by an impressive array of Latin music's biggest artists, record producers, songwriters, and other luminaries taking part in the celebration. Among those honoring Solís are Graciela Beltrán, David Bisbal, Charytín, Eusebio Cortéz y Roberto Guadarrama de Los Bukis, Raúl Di Blasio, Don Francisco, Guadalupe Esparza, Alejandro Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Ezequiel Peña, Rudy Pérez, RBD, Jenny Rivera, Paulina Rubio, and Aleks Syntek.
"This remarkable lineup of artists is the ultimate testament to the special regard and respect that is held for Marco Antonio Solís by not just the public, but the entire recording industry, as well," said the network's Executive Vice President and Operating Manager, Alina Falcón. "Univision, along with our partners at the Latin Recording Academy, is proud to present this very special evening honoring one of Latin music's most beloved artists."
"Without question, the music of Marco Antonio Solís has had a substantial impact on the rise in popularity of Mexican and Latin music over the last two decades," said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. "It is with great pleasure that we celebrate his romantic, passionate and poignant of work as we induct several of his albums into the Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame."
Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Solís was only 12 when he formed his first group, Los Hermanitos Solís , with his brother Joel . He formed Los Bukis ("The Kids") in the early '70s and for the next two decades, the group had a profound impact on Mexican music in their homeland and in the southwestern United States. In 1995, Solís decided to pursue a solo career full time, and in 2004 he won a Latin GRAMMY for Best Regional Mexican Song ("Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio"). The albums that are being inducted into the Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame are: Falso Amor (with Los Bukis), Mi Fantasía (with Los Bukis), and Trozos De Mi Alma. The Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance. Winners will be selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
To download photographs of the event, please visit ftp://ftp.univision.net .ID: univision Password: marcoantoniosolis beginning at 2:00 am ET.
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The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.