Milly Quezada honored with Latin Recording Academy Musical Excellence Award

The Latin Recording Academy announced Dominican merengue singer Milly Quezada will receive the Musical Excellence Award during the week of celebrations of the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards. She will receive the award in a private ceremony on 17 November 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Others receiving the award are Gilberto Santa Rosa, Joaquin Sabina and Fito Paez, Martinho Da Vila, Emmanuel, and father and daughter duo Sheila and Pete Escovedo.

The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will be aired on Univision on 18 November 2021 from Las Vegas. The nominations will be announced on 28 September 2021.

The Musical Excellence Award is given to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic value to Latin music and their communities during their careers. “It is a great honor to recognize this remarkable group of legendary, yet very active artists with this year’s Music Excellence Award and Board of Directors Award,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president / CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.

“Their outstanding achievements have created a legacy in the world of Latin music that transcends generations and borders. We look forward to honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of each of them during the Annual Latin Grammy Awards this coming November when we return to Las Vegas with our resilient community of Latin music lovers.“

The Latin Recording Academy explains the award to Milly Quezada:
“In a genre dominated by men until she makes her appearance in the 70s, Milly Quezada changed the history of merengue with the warmth and contagious energy of her voice. She was always true to the authentic Dominican roots of the quintessential dance genre, she quickly earned the nickname ‘queen of merengue’.

During her adolescence, with her brothers and sisters, she formed the group Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos. She released a series of hits such as “Volvió Juanita”, with which she toured the American continent, Europe and Japan.”

Quezada retired in 1996 as a result of the tragic death of her husband, but returned as a soloist a year later, confirming her reputation as a Dominican legend thanks to classic songs such as “Between your Body and Mine”, “Take My Life”, “Because You Loved Me” and “To Give You My Life. She has won three Latin Grammys.

Dominicans will be seeing more of Milly Quezada as she takes an active participation in the Dominican version of the international reality, The Voice, that gets its start on 4 July 2021 on Telesistema, Channel 11.

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25 June 2021