Juan Luis Guerra receives Honorary Award

Written by on 22/04/2019

Text: Billboard, Photo: Jochy Fersobe | Juan Luis Guerra | Billboard

Juan Luis Guerra will receive Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25 in recognition of his exceptional and enduring career.

Guerra is one of the most recognizable names in Latin music, who throughout his 35-year career has launched 15 successful albums and sold over 30 million records worldwide.

The Dominican musician, composer, singer and arranger who brought the sounds of bachata and merengue to the world has notched 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. Six of those songs hit No. 1, including the chart toppers “La Llave de Mi Corazón” which reigned for four weeks in 2007, and “Cuando Me Enamoro” the Enrique Iglesias song on which he is featured, which led for 17 non-consecutive weeks in 2010. On the Top Latin Albums chart, he’s placed 11 top 10 titles and three No. 1 albums. Guerra’s song “Ojala Que Llueva Café” is one of the best-known Latin songs of all time.

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