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The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) announces Sebastián Yatra as “Artist of the Year”

Sebastián Yatra (@sebastianyatra) is a multi-platinum bilingual singer-songwriter and musical genius. On September 19th, 2023, he will be recognized for his artistry by the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) as “Artist of the Year” at their annual celebration at the RIAA’s state-of-the-art performance space in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Read the announcement on

RIAA Honors will highlight the incredible achievements and breakthrough careers of the chart-topping artist, alongside other artists, label executives, and policymakers driving the rise of Latin music across American music, culture, and society; including “Icon” Gloria Estefan, “Industry Trailblazer” Emilio Estefan, “Executive of the Year” Maria Fernandez (EVP & COO of Latin Iberia at Sony Music Entertainment) and “Policymakers of the Year,” U.S. Representatives Veronica Escobar and María Elvira Salazar.

Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Turizo, Beéle – “VAGABUNDO” (Official Video)

Sebastián Yatra, a 2x Latin Grammys award-winning artist, sits presently at the top of Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart at #1 for his current smash single “VAGABUNDO.” Famed media host Gayle King presented the multi-talented artist with an RIAA-certified Latin Platinum® plaque live on CBS Mornings celebrating everyone’s favorite song this year, “VAGABUNDO,” which boasts 239 million global streams to date.

The single continues to dominate the charts, is 3x Latin Platinum® in Spain, and holds multiple Gold® certifications across Latin America. Also, it is charting at #37 on the Billboard Hot Latin chart and is a celebration of three major Colombian artists, with collaborators Manuel Turizo and Beéle.

Sebastián Yatra, the Latin pop polymath, was also nominated for two new Billboard Latin Music Awards for categories ‘Latin Pop Artist of the Year’ and ‘Latin Pop Song of the Year’ with “Una Noche Sin Pensar,” his first release of the year which celebrated a #1 Latin Pop Airplay.

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Sebastián Yatra Vagabundo poster

Sebastián Yatra has 35.7 billion streams to date. His successful 78-date Dharma World tour followed a year of smashing award-nominated music releases including “Tacones Rojos” from his Grammy-nominated and two-time Latin Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum album “Dharma”; and “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto,” alongside performances on prestigious national broadcast stages including the Academy Awards. His music leads with passion, his words evoke emotion and his mellifluous voice melts hearts.


The Recording Industry Association of America® advocates for recorded music and the people and companies that create it in the United States. RIAA’s several hundred members – ranging from major American music groups with global reach to artist-owned labels and small businesses – make up the world’s most vibrant and innovative music community, working to help artists reach their potential and connect with fans while supporting hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Turizo, Beéle – “VAGABUNDO” single

Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Turizo, Beéle – “VAGABUNDO” cover art

We recommend adding Sebastián Yatra’s “VAGABUNDO” single to your favorite Latino Pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, purchase our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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