Carlos Vives Named Latino Innovator

Carlos Vives

There’s another award coming for Colombian star Carlos Vives. 

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner has been named the 2014 Latinovator by Hispanicize, an annual event for Latino trendsetters and media professionals. 

El premio “Latinovator” recognizes “Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become crossover success or those stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational,” reads the Hispanicize website. 

According to Manny Ruiz, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2014, Vives exemplifies exactamente eso.  

“Carlos Vives’ countless achievements in (the) music industry make him a standout entertainer who has lasted the test of time,” Ruiz said in a press release. “Like other Latino visionaries, Carlos embodies what a a Latinovator is, a star who holds his country close to his heart. Being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and having so many charitable efforts alone, are admirable.”

The 52-year-old cantante y composer will receive his award on Thursday, April 3 during the event’s luncheon in Miami. 

El día despues que he gets his Innovator Award, on April 4th, Vives is set to make major announcements in an exclusive press conference. Stay tuned! 

¡Felicidades Carlos! 

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