Marc Anthony received the first International Artist Award of Excellence at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards this week. The event celebrates artists who bring about a change in the world by contributing for the greater good through crossing language barriers, race or religion. "Thank you, I would rather sing than talk, but I have to say that this doesn't happen in one day. We’ve been at this for almost 30 years," Marc began as he started off his speech, revealed The Hollywood Reporter. "I need to thank Magnus, Sony, my family and my children who have sacrificed so much,” he added.
Marc continued, “Thank you, Puerto Rico and the Latin culture. I also want to dedicate this award to my dear brother, Jose Jose." The nationality of award recipients such as Marc does not matter but rather the stand for peace and prosperity. In the same way, their songs resonate as music anthems. Marc joined the previously-announced lineup of performers such as Ozuna, Becky G, CNCO, Gente de Zona, Farruko, Wisin & Yandel, Christian Nodal, Zion & Lennox, Beret, Abraham Mateo, Sofía Reyes, Lupita Infante, Kali Uchis, and Emilia Mernes.
Hosted by Eugenio Derbez and Jackie Bracamontes, the 2019 Latin AMAs broadcasted live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on October 17. It also aired simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo and in 20 countries throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. In May this year, the six-time Latin Grammy winner and two-time Grammy winner) made his comeback to the music scene after releasing his eighth salsa album Opus. In 2012, Marc started the Maestro Cares Foundation, conducting a bevy of fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for the non-profit organisation and build orphanages in Latin America. He also owns the entertainment company, Magnus Media.