Latin pop star Miguel Bosé is the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, the Latin Recording Academy announced Wednesday. Chosen for his philanthropic and professional achievements, the Spanish singer, author and actor will be honored Nov. 20 as part of the annual Latin Grammy Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Previous recipients of the award include Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Shakira and Caetano Veloso,
Bosé, 57, has recorded more than 30 albums and appeared in more than 35 films. Born in Panama, he is the son of actress Lucia Bosé and bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín.
His philanthropic work focuses on social and environmental causes. His foundation Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders) has been recognized by the United Nations. In 2010, he received honorary Colombian citizenship for his efforts toward peace.
For more about the artist, go to miguelbose.com
PHOTO: Miguel Bose performs at the Vina del Mar festival in Chile earlier this year. AP photo.