Mana to be the Latin recording academy’s person of the year
Maná will be honored as the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. This will be the first time that a group or band receives the award in the Latin Grammys’ 19-year history.
The legendary Mexican rock band has won six Latin Grammys and four Grammy awards during their career. The group has also landed 11 No. 1s on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, more than any other duo or group in the chart’s history.
So singer Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros will be honored at a private dinner on November 14, the day before the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, with proceeds going to the Latin Grammy Foundation.
Manà will be recognized for its achievements and contributions to the Latin community and its support of the preservation and protection of the environment and human rights.
“We’re really very excited,” said Olvera, speaking on the phone from his home in Guadalajara. “The Academy is the Academy, and an award like this is a rose for the band’s career.”