Billboard Latin Music Awards 2022 – Billboard
Spanish artist Raphael will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced Thursday (September 1).
Raphaël will be recognized for his “outstanding professional career and his artistic and personal contributions” which have influenced the development of Latin music throughout the world. The singer will also perform at the awards show, which will take place on Thursday, September 29 at Watsco Canter in Miami and will be broadcast live on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET. The Billboard Latin Music Awards – where Bad Bunny tops the shortlist with a staggering 23 nominations in 13 categories – will air simultaneously on Telemundo, Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo app and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo International.
With a musical career that spans more than 60 years, Raphael – known for hymn songs such as “Yo Soy Aquel”, “En Carne Viva” and “Mi Gran Noche” – has gained worldwide recognition as a pioneer romantic ballads in Spanish. . In 1962 he began his professional career, where he quickly won first, second and third prizes at Spain’s Festival Internacional de la Canción in Benidorm. He also performed twice in a row at the Eurovision Festival, acted in various films and hosted a radio show called Raphael’s show.
To date, he has recorded over 60 albums and sold over 70 million records. Raphael is currently on tour in support of his Raphael 6.0 LP. All tour dates can be found here. He should release a new album at the end of the year.
Past recipients of the Billboard The Lifetime Achievement Award includes Paquita la del Barrio, Armando Manzanero, Miguel Bosé, Los Temerarios, Intocable, José José, Marco Antonio Solís, Ricardo Arjona and Maná, among others.
As has been the case for over 20 years, the Billboard Latin Music Awards coincide with BillboardThe annual Latin Music Week, the largest and most important gathering of the Latin music industry, runs from September 26 to October 26. 1. Latin Music Week will feature panels, conversations and workshops at Faena Forum, plus exclusive performances and fan experiences throughout the week in Miami.
Artists confirmed to speak at Latin Music Week so far include Chayanne, Maluma, Grupo Firme, Camilo, Ivy Queen, Romeo Santos and Nicky Jam, among many others. It will also feature the launch of Billboard Español, Billboard‘s new entirely Spanish site, which will go online in September. To register and get information about Billboard Latin Music Week, go to billboardlatinmusicweek.com.