Latin Recording Academy names Bose person of year

The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 10:48am (PDT)

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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