Laura Pausini, Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys 2023: “I will never give up singing in Spanish”

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We are just hours away until the singer, songwriter and producer Laura Pausini be recognized as Person of the Year 2023 of the Latin Grammys for her career as a multifaceted and multilingual artist, as well as her continued commitment to supporting social justice causes.

For Pausini, which is the third woman recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year after Gloria Estefan and Shakirathis recognition “It is an immense pride” and something “very unexpected”, while it has been defined as “the most Latin Italian in the world”the artist said at a press conference in Seville.

“There are three of us, but we are starting to become more and more. In the world of music, many women, especially Latinas, have begun to be recognized worldwide as Rosalia either Karol G And I think it’s wonderful because it brings to the world where this music is not written, where it is not spoken in Spanish, the culture of us Latinos.”he points out in some words collected by Europa Press.

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Laura has not hesitated to say that she is very curious and that she cannot wait to find out who will sing her songs at the gala that will be held tonight at the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions (Fibes) of Seville. “I would like names like Luis Fonsi, Antonio Orozco, Pablo Lopez, Alejandro Sanz either Vanesa Martinsaid the Italian singer.

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The Italian singer has won four Latin Grammys, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and also obtained an Oscar nomination for Io yes (Seen). Asked about her historical weight in the world of music, Pausini responded that “Since I was little I don’t have much self-esteem and although many wonderful things happen to me I always feel more responsibility”because “I always want to improve, but I don’t know which is the right direction to be better”.

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I am very disciplined and at the same time I am a daughter, a woman and a mother. My world, work, which in the end is my entire life, is very different from me, which is very normal and our work is very complicated, very not normal. So that balance is sometimes difficult for me. But as soon as I have a concert, I always have that balance there. On tour I rechargehas manifested.

He has also confessed that he will never stop singing in Spanish. “If I don’t also sing in Spanish I am not complete, I am false, that is why I will never give up singing in Spanish”has highlighted, and has stressed that since he began his career in 1994 until today, “I have spoken many languages, but above all I have spoken in Spanish and I have even dreamed in Spanish, which is the moment when I realized that finally that was also not my second language, but my other language”he concludes.


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