Award-winning performer Marc Anthony was honored on Thursday, September 7, 2023 with the 2,762nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.
WHO | HONOREE Marc Anthony
GUEST SPEAKERS Surprise guest speakers
EMCEE Walk of Famer and iHeart Media personality Ellen K
WHAT Dedication of the 2,762nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6284 Hollywood Boulevard
WATCH LIVE The event was live-streamed exclusively at walkoffame.com
Award-winning performer Marc Anthony was honored on Thursday, September 7, with the 2,762nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was unveiled at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard near the historic corner of Hollywood & Vine. Anthony was awarded his star in the category of Recording. There was a street closure that morning.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce administers the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame for the City of Los Angeles and has proudly hosted globally iconic ceremonies for decades. Millions of people from here and around the world have visited this cultural landmark since 1960.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
“We are very proud to honor Marc Anthony, one of the world’s most influential artists known on a global level as the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time. I need to know how he does it!” stated Walk of Fame Producer, Ana Martinez. “Fans have been waiting with anticipation for his star ever since the announcement so I know Marc’s star will be a huge draw to the Walk of Fame! This day will make for a wonderful birthday celebration for Marc!” added Martinez.
Marc Anthony began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle music and underground New York house music acts and his big hit in the Latin music scene came in when he first recorded the salsa version of the late Juan Gabriel’s hit “Hasta Que Te Conocī.” The rest is history! Marc Anthony is known as one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has been credited with more than 50 Billboard chart #1 hits and over 7.1 billion views on YouTube.
On May 10, 2019, Marc Anthony released OPUS, his first new studio album in six years on Magnus Media / Sony Latin Music. OPUS is his eighth salsa album in the 26 years since Otra Nota (1993) established him. In addition to winning the 2020 Grammy for Best Tropical Album, Opus has earned Marc Anthony a #1 at Billboard’s Tropical Airplay list with “Parecen Viernes”, and four nominations to Latin American Music Awards for Favorite Album (OPUS), Favorite Artist Tropical, Favorite Song (Parecen Viernes), and Favorite Tour. He was a finalist in four categories for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards: Tropical Album of the Year (OPUS), Tropical Song of the Year (Parecen Viernes), Tropical Artist of the Year – Solo, and Tour of the Year (OPUS TOUR).
His previous album, Marc Anthony 3.0, released in 2013, received an American Music Award, a GRAMMY® Award nomination, five Premios Lo Nuestro, two Premios Juventud, numerous Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard Awards, and special recognitions from ASCAP, the Guinness World of Records and the Telemundo and Univision Telemundo networks.
On November 16, 2016, Anthony received the prestigious “Person of the Year” honor from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In September of 2017, Marc Anthony and Magnus created the alliance of artists and athletes, Somos Una Voz, to help provide humanitarian relief to areas affected by natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other affected areas in the Caribbean.
His tours “Vivir Mi Vida”, “Cambio de Piel”, “Full Circle”, “Legacy” and “The OPUS Tour”, have been included in the Global Top Grossing Concert Tours lists. Recently, Marc became the first artist of his genre to receive a “6-time Diamond RIIA Certification” for his album 3.0 and was recognized with his third Guinness Record. In March 2022, Marc Anthony released his new album Pa’lla Voy. His “Pa’lla Tour” played to sold-out audiences all over the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
Besides his music and many other accomplishments, in 2012, the seven–time GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award winner launched the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting a series of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. He also has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s, and he is a minority owner of The Miami Dolphins. His entertainment and sports venture Magnus Media is the leading Latin artist and athlete representation company in the nation and focuses on developing new ventures that bridge content creation and commerce. He will embark on a new concert tour in November and his new album studio is set for release in Spring 2024.