Ricky Martin Honored With iHeartRadio Premio Corazon Latino Award


Ricky Martin kicked off this year's iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes by opening the show with his songs "Mordidita," "Gracias Por Pensar En Mi," and "Vente Pa Ca."

But Ricky wasn't just there to perform, the star singer/actor was also there to be recognized for his philanthropic efforts through his organization The Ricky Martin Foundation.

During iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Ricky was presented with the second annual iHeartRadio Premio Corazon Latino Award by iHeartRadio and Enrique Santos. This special award honors an individual that exemplifies their big heart through their selfless work in enhancing the lives, heritage and future of the Latin community. Through The Ricky Martin Foundation, Ricky Martin is received this award for his support following Hurricane Maria and his constant work throughout the years with human trafficking.

After Enrique talked about Ricky's many accomplishments and all of the help he has provided to those in need through his foundation, the singer accepted the award with a touching speech.

Ricky Martin

During his emotional acceptance speech, Ricky told the arena:

"I've been working for a long time fighting human trafficking, but obviously, I am focused on what I need to be focused on today, which is Puerto Rico, which is my people, which is ... we were hit, and we were hit really, really bad. And ladies and gentlemen, I have to thank you, because if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be able to do what I did. And everyone here and around the world has given me $5 here, $10 there, and with the money you've given me, I've been able to bring food to Puerto Rico, water, medicine, and anything that is needed nowadays."

He added, "This is a long commitment. This is only the beginning."

Ricky Martin

Photos: Getty Images & Charles Reagan for iHeartRadio


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