Gabriel Abaroa, the president of the  Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), has recently announced that Caetano Veloso is the 2012 Personality of the Year. There will be a showcase of his life and career in this year’s Latin Grammy Award Ceremony on November 15th in Las Vegas. This is a great honor for the bossa nova and MPB veteran who now becomes the second Brazilian to be given this prestigious title, after Gilberto Gil in 2004.

Caetano is the personality of the year in the Latin Grammy 2012 Bossa Nova MPB

Caetano is the personality of the year in the Latin Grammy 2012

His career has seen him record more than 40 full length studio albums and has seen him work with many greats of Brazilian music. His career has been quite a decorated one with eight Latin Grammy awards and two Grammy awards, more than any other Brazilian to date.