Telemundo and Billboard announced today that internationally renowned Mexican rock band, Maná, will be honored with the Billboard Icon award to be presented at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Maná will deliver an exclusive performance of their new single, a remake of the classic hit “El Reloj Cucú” featuring 12-year-old vocalist sensation Mabel, during the awards show that will air live on Telemundo on Thursday, September 23rd beginning at 7pm/6c. The “El Reloj Cucú” single and official video will be released on all digital platforms immediately following the performance. In addition, Maná’s lead singer Fher Olvera will be joined by Mabel to host a compelling panel called Inside the Soul of the Artist, honoring single mothers, growing up fatherless and the role heartbreak plays in the creative process, at Billboard Latin Music Week, which returns to Miami September 20-24.
Maná will be recognized at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for having carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time but has also made them the most distinguished band in their genre, celebrated globally for achieving both musical and commercial success. Maná is an icon of Latin music, emblematic in rock and in all Spanish-language music.
Over their 35-year career, the group from Guadalajara, México, formed by Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, has remained on top. Their music has been released in more than 40 countries, resulting in over 40 million albums sold worldwide. Maná is widely considered to be the most successful Latin touring act ever, having sold out venues all over the world. The band holds the record as the only artist to sell out seven shows at the prestigious Los Angeles Forum as part of a single tour, breaking the previous record of six shows held by both The Eagles and Kanye West.
To this day, Maná has been recognized with 24 Billboard Latin Music Awards and is a 2021 finalist for Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group. Over the years, Maná has released 32 songs that have made the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, 10 of which were chart-toppers, including “Labios Compartidos” and “Lluvia al Corazón,” which spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1.
Maná’s many accolades additionally include their handprints on the Hollywood Rockwalk and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making them the first Spanish-language rock band to receive that honor. Their influence also spans beyond music. For 25 years, the Selva Negra Ecological Foundation has been the social arm of Maná, combining conservation and environmental rescue with social development. Most recently the band joined forces with Dr. Anthony Fauci in support of President Joe Biden’s Month of Action to encourage vaccination among the US Latino population.
The 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature a sensational show with additional performances by internationally renowned stars such as Camila Cabello, Christian Nodal, Juanes, Natti Natasha, Prince Royce, Ana Barbara, Carlos Rivera, Myke Towers, Paquita la del Barrio, Reik, and Rauw Alejandro. More performances will be announced at a later date. The awards show will be broadcast live on Telemundo, kicking off at 7pm/6c with the traditional red carpet special, followed by the awards show at 8pm/7c. The event will also be simulcast on Hispanic entertainment cable channel, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.
The awards will coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which returns to Miami from September 20-24, 2021, and will host live conversations and performances with superstars like Karol G, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam and many more. For more information on Billboard Latin Music Week and to register now, visit billboardlatinmusicweek.com.