Miguel is a powerhouse… And he’ll soon have the award to prove it.
The 37-year-old half-Mexican American singer and songwriter, who specializes in contemporary and alternative R&B, will be among the honorees at this year’s Impact Awards Gala on Friday, October 27, at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
Hosted by Francia Raisa and MJ Acosta-Ruiz, the annual celebration honors the contributions of Latino individuals in creating a more inclusive society. The awards are presented by The National Hispanic Media Coalition.
Miguel will receive the Powerhouse Impact Award.
Miguel has had three top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 — Kaleidoscope Dream, Wildheart and War & Leisure.
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Miguel teamed with Wiz Khalifa to perform “Adorn,” which won best R&B song.
But he’s not the only Latinx honoree this year…
Eva Logoria is set to receive the Icon Impact Award
One of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch of 2023, Longoria directed Flamin’ Hot, which told the story of the Mexican-American janitor who claims to have invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Longoria was named by People as one of the “Women Changing the World.”
Longoria is also the co-founder of Latino Victory Fund, a movement that seeks to build power in the Latinx community, and Poderistas, a digital lifestyle community that inspires Latinas to leverage their power.
The Impact Awards Gala is just one part of the NHMC’s mission to spotlight the importance of accurate, fair, and positive representation in media.
Here’s the full list of honorees:
Aarón Sánchez – Master Creator Impact Award
Ángel Manuel Soto – Outstanding Film Director Impact Award
Eugenio Derbez – Social Impact Award
Eva Longoria – Icon Impact Award
Gina Torres – Our Voice Impact Award
Jharrel Jerome – Next Generation Impact Award
Jessica Sarowitz – Visionary Impact Award
Julissa Prado – For the People Impact Award
Miguel – Powerhouse Impact Award