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Latin Recording Academy names Bose person of year

Wednesday - 5/8/2013, 4:36pm  ET

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2013 file photo shows singer Miguel Bose, of Spain, performing at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Bose will be honored as person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy at a concert and tribute gala on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, file)

MIAMI (AP) -- Singer Miguel Bose has been named the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

The Latin Recording Academy announced the Spanish singer's selection Wednesday. He will be honored with a tribute gala and concert in November before the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.

President and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy Gabriel Abaroa Jr. called Bose a talented performer and philanthropist who has had a profound impact.

Bose has recorded more than 30 albums and also appeared in more than 35 films. His many chart-topping singles include "Anna" and "Salamandra." His albums have received certified platinum status throughout Latin America, Spain and Europe.

The Grammy-winning musician has also donated his time and talent to social and environmental causes.

Past award winners include Shakira, Gloria Estefan and Carlos Santana.


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