Aguilera to Receive Special Achievement Honor at the ALMA Awards

Christina Aguilera will soon be recognized for her giving alma

The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer, who is preparing for her gig on the third season of NBC’s The Voice, will receive the National Council of La Raza Special Achievement Award at this year’s star-studded ALMA Awards ceremony.


Aguilera has been selected to receive the special honor because of her “incredible career and exceptional work in philanthropy.”

Aguilera, won has picked up three ALMA Awards during her illustrious career, has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009, where her participation has helped raise over $80 million for the World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies.

She also serves as an “Ambassador Against Hunger” for WFP and has traveled on relief trips with the organization to Haiti and Guatemala.

In addition, Aguilera continues to also fight for gay and lesbian rights, as well as helping victims of domestic violence.

Hosted once again by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, the ALMA Awards will be broadcast on September 21 at 8:00 pm ET on NBC. Celebrity presenters will include America Ferrera, Nicole Richie and Wilmer Valderrama.