Congratulations to Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better know as Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision during the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. On it’s 33rd anniversary, the Hispanic Heritage foundation recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in different fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.
José Antonio Tijerino, president of HHF said, "The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is honored to recognize the transcendent impact of Bad Bunny as an artist and as an activist through the Vision Award," and added, "Bad Bunny understands his responsibility to serve as a powerful voice for those who need to be heard as well as a source of inspiration for our youth.He radiates his Latinx and Puerto Rican pride in everything he does from the stage to the community to the entire world."
Bad Bunny will receive the award this October 6th during the broadcast on PBS stations. According to a press release, the Hispanic Heritage Awards will be presented in a unique documentary style, and will include honoree profiles and special performances filmed in intimate settings.
It’s worth mentioning that El Conejo Malo will joins past Latino honorees such as the Colombian, J Balvin, who received the vision award back in 2016 and the pop duo Jesse & Joy on 2018.
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