Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame

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Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame
Awarded forestablishing "the artistic foundation for the sounds that eventually became essential ingredients of the audio/visual vernacular of contemporary Latin-rooted music". [1]
Presented by Billboard
First awarded1994
Currently held by Alejandro Fernández (2016)
Website http://www.billboardevents.com/latin

The Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame is a rarely presented honor presented by American magazine Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The accolade was established in 1994 to recognize musical personalities who have commercially and critically impacted the Latin music industry. [2] [3] This includes artists who laid the "artistic foundation" for contemporary Latin music. [1] Potential recipients are nominated by Billboard's editorial committee, which decides the merit of each nominee with regards to their contribution to Latin music. [4] Artists chosen to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame include individuals who exemplify Latin music, are pivotal or iconic pioneers, [5] [6] and whose works are a developmental milestone in the Latin music industry. [1] [7]

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. The Billboard awards are the Latin music industry’s longest running award. The award ceremonies are held during the same week of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. The first award ceremony began in 1994. In addition to awards given on the basis of success on the Billboard charts, the ceremony includes the Spirit of Hope award for humanitarian achievements and the Lifetime Achievement award, as well as awards by the broadcasting partner. Musician Enrique Iglesias has won 47 awards. The Billboard Latin Music includes entrants from the United States, Latin America, and Spain, although other countries are eligible if an artist performs Latin music.

Latin music is a genre used by the music industry as a catch-all term for music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Ibero America and Iberian Peninsula, as well as music sung in either language. In the United States, the music industry defines Latin music as any recording sung mostly in Spanish regardless of its genre or the artist's nationality. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard magazine use this definition of Latin music to track sales of Spanish-language records in the US. Spain, Brazil, Mexico and the United States are the largest Latin music markets in the world.

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Cuban musicians Celia Cruz and Cachao were the first artists to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Awards in 1994. [1] Selena and Raúl Alarcón, Sr. are the only recipients to have been inducted posthumously in 1995 and 2009, respectively. [8] [9] Selena was named "Hot Latin Track Artist of the Year" in the same year she was inducted. [8] Alarcón, Sr. is the first non-recording artist to have been inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame. [9] José José and Marco Antonio Solís have also been recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. José José received the Lifetime Achievement in 2013 while Solís was given the award twice, in 2005 and 2016. [10] [11] [12]

Celia Cruz Cuban salsa singer/performer

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, gaining twenty-three gold albums during her career. She received a star in the "Walk of Fame" in Hollywood. The U.S. President Bill Clinton awarded her the National Medal of Arts in 1994. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music".

Cachao Cuban musician

Israel López Valdés, better known as Cachao, was a Cuban double bassist and composer. Cachao is widely known as the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga. Throughout his career he also performed and recorded in a variety of music styles ranging from classical music to salsa. An exile in the United States since the 1960s, he only achieved international fame following a career revival in the 1990s.

Selena Mexican-American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices. She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

Inductees

Key
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YearImageInducteeNationalityRationaleRef.
1994 Celia Cruz 1.jpg Celia Cruz CubaFor their contributions to Afro-Cuban music in the 20th-century. [1]
Cachao.jpg Cachao Cuba
1995 Selena Dagger-14-plain.pngUnited StatesFor her "numerous achievements" as a Tejano artist within three years before her death. [8]
1996 Juan Gabriel in 2006.jpg Juan Gabriel MexicoFor composing "irresistibly catchy songs of common, everyday affairs which anyone can identify" for other artists and to himself. [13]
1997 Jose Enrique con el Principe de la cancion Jose Jose 16Dec2012 (cropped).jpg José José MexicoFor his 30 years of "caressing a multitude of unforgettable love songs with an earnest, yet seeminly vulnerable delivery". [14]
1998 Vicente Fernandez - Pepsi Center - 06.11.11.jpg Vicente Fernández MexicoFor his ability to "connect emotionally with his listeners and fans, whether on CD or onstage" with his ranchera music. [15]
1999 Rocío Dúrcal SpainFor her versatile performances of pop, Spanish, and Mexican music. [16]
2000 MarcoAntonioSolisCollage-1-1000 adjusted.jpg Marco Antonio Solís MexicoFor his "quivering tenor, not to mention his writing and producing skills, has had a profound effect on Latin music" as well as influential in creating the grupera genre. [2]
2001 Mongo Santamaria 1969.JPG Mongo Santamaría CubaFor bridging "Afro-Cuban grooves, jazz and R&B" with his conga performances. [17]
2002 [18]
2003 Manzanero cine.jpg Armando Manzanero MexicoFor his contribution to the Latin music genre by composing "romantic" songs. [19]
2004 Banda El Recodo Cancun.jpg Banda el Recodo Mexico"For their extraordinary 65 year-long career and successful bid to take Mexico's Banda music to virtually every corner of the world". [20]
2005 [11]
2006 Joan Sebastian Pepsi Center.jpg Joan Sebastian MexicoFor his "stellar career that spans 30 years and more than 30 albums". [21]
2007 [22]
2008 [23]
2009 Raúl Alarcón, Sr. Dagger-14-plain.pngCuba"For his extraordinary contributions to the Latin radio and music business in the United States". [9]
2010 [24]
2011 [25]
2012 Marc Anthony..jpg Marc Anthony United States"For his global influence as a performer in both the English and Spanish language markets". [26]
2013 [27]
2014 Franco de Vita at Puebla's palenque 2006.jpg Franco De Vita VenezuelaFor his "perceptive pop/rock ballads" that "have brought him international fame over his three-decade career". [28]
2015 [29]
2016 Alejandro Fernandez 2.jpg Alejandro Fernández MexicoFor launching his career "as a champion of ranchera music before crossing over to the Latin pop mainstream". [30]
2017 [31]
2018 [32]

See also

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The Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor that is presented by Billboard magazine to an artist or a group "for an exceptional career that has taken Latin music to another level globally". From 1993 to 2001, the accolade was presented as "El Premio Billboard". The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is decided by the Billboard editorial committee. The Lifetime Achievement Award was first given to Morton Gould, the president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), during the 4th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in 1993. Gould was given the accolade for his "contribution to the growth of Latin music in the U.S".

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