Maná will be honored with the icon award at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced on Thursday (Sept. 2).
The chart-topping and Grammy-winning Mexican rock band 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.
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.
Over 40 million albums sold worldwide and having sold out venues internationally, 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. Launched 25 years ago, their Selva Negra Ecological Foundation combines conservation and environmental rescue with social development.
Maná — who’s won 24 Billboard Latin Music Awards — is a 2021 finalist up for Latin pop artist of the year, duo or group. See the complete list of finalists here.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards — which will feature additional performances by Christian Nodal, Ana Bárbara, Reik, Myke Towers, among many others — will kick off at 7 p.m. ET with the traditional red carpet special, followed by the awards show at 8 p.m. 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. For more information on Billboard Latin Music Week and to register now, visit billboardlatinmusicweek.com.
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