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Thursday July 12, 2018

From Billboard

Gloria Trevi & Chucho Valdes Among 2018 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Honorees
By: Jessica Roiz

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame has revealed which five songwriters will be inducted at the prestigious hall this year. Joining last year’s honorees, which including Erika Ender, Carlos Vives and Ana Gabriel, to name a few, are Gloria Trevi, Chucho Valdés, Carlos Rubira Infante, Fernando Osorio and KC Porter.

For the past six years, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, founded by Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez, has honored the world’s greatest Latin music creators and their memorable songs. The 2018 honorees will be officially inducted at the sixth annual La Musa Awards ceremony and gala, taking place October 18 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

Chucho Valdés (Cuba)
As a pianist, composer and arranger, Chucho Valdés has become one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. The 76-year-old Cuban artist is a winner of six Grammys and three Latin Grammys. On November 27, 2010, Chucho peaked at No. 8 on the Latin Pop Albums chart thanks to his collaboration with Buika on her album El Ultimo Trago.

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