With the 30th Anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Awards around the corner, we’d like to share with you some of the past honorees and their many accomplishments. HHF honored Prince Royce with the Hispanic Heritage Inspira Award at our 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards.
On the day of the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Awards, Prince Royce stated in his speech, “It’s always great to get an award for music but this one is extra meaningful because it’s honoring inspiration for youth. When I hear the word “inspira” or “inspire,” so much comes to mind. If I’m an inspiration its simply because I am just like so many of my youth in the country that are achieving great things. Whether their dream is music, business, fashion or politics, doesn’t matter.”
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to recognize Prince Royce with our Inspira Award not only for his tremendous talent but for serving as a role model to our youth,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO. “Royce represents the importance voice for our community has in this great country, especially for youth. He is an embodiment of our Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) initiative which is dynamic, powerful and proud like Royce’s music. The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history, and we’re proud to recognize that impact in the past, present and future.”
Prince Royce was born in The Bronx, New York, and has reached worldwide fame. Prince Royce is multi-platinum award-winning, he has scored 11 number one hits, 21 Billboard Awards, 18 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, 19 Premios Juventud Awards and earned 9 Latin Grammy nominations. A few of his hits include, “Darte un Beso,” “El Amor Que Perdimos” and “Soy El Mismo.”
HHF was honored to present Prince Royce with the Inspira Award in 2016, reining among the other prestigious honorees that have been honored the past 29 years. With his unique story influencing him to use his music as a platform to inspire others, Prince Royce is a Latino leader and well deserving of the HHA Inspira Award.
The 30th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Awards are taking place at the Historic Warner Theater on September 14! Coca-Cola’s Rudy Beserra will receive the Leadership Award, Nascar’s Pioneer Alba Colon will receive the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award, The Latin Recording Academy will receive the Arts Award and Actor Gael García Bernal will receive the Vision Award! Stay tuned as we announce honorees, performers and presenters in the next two weeks.