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On 2nd September Billboards and Telemundo announced that Maná will be honoured with the icon award at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
The Mexican rock band that has topped charts and won Grammys will be recognized for “having carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time but has also made them the most distinguished band in their genre, celebrated globally for achieving both musical and commercial success.”
Comprised of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, Maná will be honored during the awards ceremony set to take place Sept. 23 live on Telemundo. Maná will also deliver an exclusive performance of their new single, a remake of the classic “El Reloj Cucú” featuring 12-year-old vocalist Mabel, during the awards show.
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Additionally, Maná’s frontman will be joined by Mabel to host the Inside the Soul of the Artist panel, which will honor single mothers and discuss growing up fatherless and the role heartbreak plays in the creative process, at the Billboard Latin Music Week — which returns to Miami Sept. 20-24.
Maná has placed over 30 songs on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs including rock en español anthems such as “Labios Compartidos” and “Lluvia al Corazón,” which spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally. The band’s influence goes beyond music. Additoonally they’ve sold over 40 million albums worldwide and have had sold out venues internationally.
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The Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature additional performances by Christian Nodal, Ana Bárbara, Reik, Myke Towers, among many others. The event will also be simulcast on Hispanic entertainment cable channel Universo and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.
The awards will coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which will host live conversations and performances with superstars such as Karol G, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Rauw Alejandro, Natti Natasha and many more.