MIAMI, Florida – March 24, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Grammy and multi-Latin Grammy winner singer/songwriter/composer, Carlos Vives to be honored with the Latinovator Award at Hispanicize 2014 luncheon on Thursday, April 3rd. In addition, Vives’ will be making major announcements at an exclusive press conference on Friday, April 4th.

“Carlos embodies what a Latinovator is, a star who holds his country close to his heart. Being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and having so many charitable efforts alone, are admirable”

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational.

“Carlos Vives countless achievements in music industry make him a standout entertainer who has lasted the test of time,” said Manny Ruiz, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2014. “Like other Latino visionaries, Carlos embodies what a Latinovator is, a star who holds his country close to his heart. Being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and having so many charitable efforts alone, are admirable.”

In addition to being honored with a Latinovator Award, Carlos Vives will be collaborating with Coca-Cola in a special session on Wednesday, April 2nd, and will also hold a press conference at Hispanicize Event on Friday, April 4th, announcing the launch of his new album “Mas + Corazon Profundo,” which will be released on May 13th. Vives’ will also premier a new music video for the #1 hit single “El Mar De Sus Ojos” Feat. ChocQuibTown.

Sponsorship and Registration Information

The presenting sponsor and exclusive beauty care sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble. As of today, other announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Home Depot, Coffee-mate, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Zocalo Group, Visit Philadelphia, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Hispanicize Wire, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR and many more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU, OVN Latino and iBlog Magazine.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit:

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About Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives, composer, actor, and entrepreneur, was named the most important artist of 2013 in Latin America. Considered one of the biggest and most influential artists in music who has transcended boundaries for over 2 decades, with more than 20 million albums sold, a Grammy and 7 Latin Grammys, 23 nominations by the Recording Academy (American & Latin), and multiple gold and platinum albums. He became the first Colombian artist to take home a Gramophone from the Recording Academy. Carlos Vives in less than 5 months charted two singles at #1 without releasing a new album that year. In 2012 he participated as a judge on La Voz Colombia (The Voice Colombia), and his album, “Corazon Profundo” debuted at #1 in sales and has produced four consecutive #1 singles in Colombia. The songs, “Volvi a Nacer”, “Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo” y “Bailar Contigo” were all #1 on Billboard, also reaching #1 in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Central America. He was the big winner at the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards and nominated for an American Grammy as well as Latin Billboards.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music. Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.