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Laura Pausini receives Latin Grammys Person of the Year Award

Written by on November 17, 2023

Laura Pausini received the Person of the Year Award at the 2023 Latin Grammys on Thursday.

During the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards, the Italian singer was awarded Person of the Year by presenter Karol G.

“I’ve had a very privileged life not only for having the great pleasure of singing in Spanish, but above all, because from that day on I felt adopted like a daughter, a sister,” Laura said in her acceptance speech, via Billboard. “I know that I don’t have the same blood, but I know very well that I have family members who have raised me from a teenager until today, giving me the opportunity to be the most Latin Italian in the entire world. People who have been adopted know very well that it’s not necessary to have the same blood.”

She continued, “Latinos are my family. I feel Latin in my way of being, thinking and feeling. It is very moving for me to receive this award.”

Karol also prepared a handwritten speech about the Durar singer.

“Laura, over the years you have demonstrated unmatched talent,” the Colombian artist said. “Your lyrics have transmitted messages of love, nostalgia, life, powerful messages that have left indelible marks in the world of music and in the hearts of many of us here. Your career has been extraordinary and your influence will last over time.”

She added, “It must feel incredible as a woman to have a career as legendary and memorable as yours. We thank you for giving us your talent, for giving us life with your music.”



Laura was the third female artist to receive the Person of the Year Award at the Latin Grammys, following Gloria Estefan and Shakira.

The 2023 Latin Grammys were held at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain.

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