Jose Luis 'El Puma' Rodriguez Receives Legend Award at 2021 Latin AMAs

Jose Luis 'El Puma' Rodriguez is a global treasure!

Jose Luis 'El Puma' Rodriguez is a global treasure! The Venezuelan singer and actor received the Legend Award at the Latin American Music Awards on Thursday. 

The 78-year-old artist, known as El Puma (The Cougar), received a standing ovation as he took the stage to receive his special award.

"I want to thank God, Christ and the Holy Spirit and my family," he said. "Thank my fans, you helped me get here. God bless."

Fans were quick to share sweet messages of support on social media. "Congratulations 🎈🍾🎊🎉 you are a legend," one fan wrote.

Another fan shared a similar sentiment writing, "Gracias a ti por tu entrega y grandiosa trayectoria 👏👏👏❤️❤️🙌 por tu canto, sencillez y cariño a tu público, te amamos ❤️ disfrutaremos juntos este hermoso e inolvidable momento 🙌🙌😍."

El Puma has endured the test of time with immense success thanks to his romantic ballads and swoon-worthy telenovelas. He began his musical and acting career in the early 1960s. Over the past six decades, he has recorded more than 60 albums and participated in over 34 soap operas, movies, and international series. 

The Latin AMAs also gave special awards to Ozuna (Extraordinary Evolution Award) and Alejandro Fernandez (Icon Award). 

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