Organizers for the Latin Grammys, the top honours for music, on Monday named Shakira, the Colombian superstar as their ‘person of the year’ to be feted at the group’s annual awards show in November.
Shakira, who was nominated for three Latin Grammys this year including album of the year for her “Sale el Sol,” will be given the award not only for her songs and performing but for philanthropic work through her Pies Descalzos Foundation.
“We have the honor, a tribute to this dynamic, socially conscious woman, whose illustrious career has touched so many people to pay over the world, both musically and personally,” Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa, Jr. said. Shakira, 34, grew as a singer in the early 1990s, the combination of celebrity rock, Latin music and the Mediterranean with their own original dance –“ Hips do not lie’’Shakira function, which eventually manifested in the hit single.
In 1996, Shakira released “Pies Descalzos” with singles “Estoy Aqui” and “Se Quiere— Se Mata.” His first crossover album, Laundry, started in 2001.