The Latin Recording Academy® revealed the list of artists scheduled to perform at the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Gala honoring Alejandro Sanz, which includes, David Bisbal, Camila Cabello, Santiago Cruz, Alejandro Fernández, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Gian Marco, Manuel Fernández Montoya "El Carpeta", Niña Pastori, Residente, Rosalía, and Jimmy Zambrano among others.
The 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala will honor 18-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY® winner, Alejandro Sanz for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as, Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace, among others. It will be held at a sold-out gala on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event precedes the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, airing Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Latin Person of the Year award is bestowed upon musicians as recognition of their artistic achievements in the music industry, and for their commitment to philanthropy. Past honorees include Marc Anthony, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, José José, Carlos Santana, Joan Manuel Serrat, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Caetano Veloso.