Armando Manzanero received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the United States in 2014.
15 Facts About Armando Manzanero
Armando Manzanero was the president of the Mexican Society of Authors and Composers.
Armando Manzanero's father was singer and composer Santiago Manzanero and his mother Juanita Canche Baqueiro played the jarana jarocha.
In 2011, Armando Manzanero became President of and one of the main directors of the Asociacion Nacional de Autores y Compositores.
Armando Manzanero served as Vice President of the association from 1982 through 2011.
Armando Manzanero composed more than four hundred songs, fifty of which achieved international fame.
Armando Manzanero participated in numerous radio and television shows, recorded more than thirty albums, and composed the musical scores of several movies.
On 17 December 2020, Armando Manzanero was hospitalized in Mexico City after being diagnosed with COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.
Armando Manzanero died eleven days later from the virus, aged 85 on 28 December 2020, twenty one days after his birthday.
Armando Manzanero's body was cremated and his ashes were transferred to Merida, in Yucatan where he was born and where there is a house museum in his honor.
Armando Manzanero was presented with the Excellence Award at the 1993 Lo Nuestro Awards.
Armando Manzanero received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Armando Manzanero was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2000, the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.
Armando Manzanero was presented with the ASCAP Latin Heritage Award in 2010.
Armando Manzanero earned the Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.