On November 18, 2015, Celine Dion took part in the The Latin Recording Academy’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards, held at at the KA Theater at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
The ceremony ended in a surprise and in style when singer Celine Dion, joined Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy in presenting The Latin Recording Academy’s Trustee Award to music producer and renown recording engineer Humberto Gatica [of Chile].
A retrospective video of Gatica was shown and Celine called Humberto up on stage to personally hand him the 2015 [TLRA’s] Trustee Award.
Humberto, I want to tell you today that I am extremely thankful for the moments you have captured that made me the singer I am today. There been many moments that we’ve had, fun times that were easy, and many moments that weren’t, and the moments that were the toughest, it sounds strange, but these are the moments I remember the most because you made it work. I love you very much, you made a big difference in my life, conquering the business that is all I remember. You are part of me, thank you for singing with me. I better stop now before I get very emotional.