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Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin and Laura Pausini perform in Latin Grammys tribute to Miguel Bosé

By Ryan Book, The Music Times r.book@musictimes.com | Nov 21, 2013 04:42 PM EST

The Latin Grammys will take place tonight at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, where all of Latin music's most noteworthy honors will be given out amongst an impressive collection of performers and performances from across the world of Spanish music. One award is traditionally given away during a separate ceremony the night before however, and on Wednesday, Miguel Bosé was presented with the Person of The Year Award. 

Bosé was born in Panama, the child of a Spanish bullfighter and an Italian actress, so it makes sense that as a musician he was able to make strides in both Spanish-language and Italian markets. After his new wave hits started to decline in Italy, he focused more on his Latin American audiences. The hit "Amante Bandido" amplified his popularity during 1985, and even revitalized his audience in Italy. Most recently, he wrote Spain's best-selling single of 2007, "Como un Lobo." 

Considering his popularity across two different languages, it shouldn't have been that surprising that both Italians and Latin American performers played cover tributes to him at the Latin Grammy ceremony. Vocalists Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes teamed up for Bosé's "Morena Mía," and Italian pop star Laura Pausini came out, along with a 20-piece band, to do a rendition of his "Te Amaré." 

Bosé didn't release anything during 2013, but his next project is slated for release next year. 

Come back tomorrow for our coverage of The Latin Grammys, and to see how we did with last week's predictions of the major awards! 

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