‘Person of the Year’ Latin Grammys 2023: Will the gala in tribute to Laura Pausini be seen live?

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Seville is in full swing. The Capital of Seville has been conquered by music in Spanish and that is something that is already noticeable in its streets. Just one day before the annual ceremony of the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards will be held there, for several days now the city has been full of national and international artists who have traveled there to attend various events prior to the awards organized by the Latin Recording Academy and others celebrated at the initiative of some brands such as YouTube and Amazon Music.

In Seville there are already Rosalía, Lola Índigo, David Bisbal, Vanesa Martín, Ana Torroja, Mon Laferte, Omar Montes and of course, Laura Pausini, the great protagonist of this 24th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards and the woman who will star tonight on Wednesday, November 15, the gala of Person of the Year either Person of the Year of the Grammys.

Laura Pausini arrived in Seville almost a week ago and since she landed in the Andalusian capital she has not stopped starring in public and private events, among which stands out the masterclass she offered to the students of the city’s Francisco Guerrero Conservatory on the 10th. November and of course, the gala that will be held tonight. However, as happened with this talk organized by the Latin Recording Academy, The general public will be left without being able to enjoy the exclusive ceremony in which tribute is paid to the most universal Italian music of our times.

The ceremony of Person of the Year It will not be broadcast on television or online and will be held behind closed doors. This means that only those who have an invitation sent by the Latin Recording Academy will be able to enjoy the Seville Congress and Exhibition Palace (FIBES) from the gala that will start this afternoon around 6:00 p.m. and will last until 12:00 a.m. on Thursday the 16th.

Laura Pausini, the third woman recognized

Laura Pausini is the third woman recognized by the Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year after Gloria Estefan and Shakira and for her, as she has confessed to the press, this recognition “is an immense source of pride” and something “very unexpected.” “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 like Rosalía or Karol G and I think it is wonderful because it is taking the world where there is no “this music is written, where Spanish is not spoken, the culture of us Latinos,” the performer noted at a press conference held in Seville.

Italian singer Laura Pausini, Latin Grammy Person of the Year 2023. / John Parra

The Italian ‘most Latin in the world’ has assured in the capital of Seville that she will never stop singing in Spanish. For her, not doing so would mean being incomplete since at this point in her life, she does not consider our language as her second language, but as hers “another language” of hers.

How to watch the 24th Latin Grammys ceremony

Although the celebration of the ceremony Person of the Year cannot be seen live on television or online, viewers in Spain and around the world could enjoy the 24th Latin Grammy Awards from their homes. These, although they will also be held behind closed doors and only guests from the Academy will be able to attend, they can be followed through La 1 on RTVE and on RTVE Play starting at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.


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