Latin singer Pepe Aguilar, who has won four Grammys and sold more than 12 million recordings worldwide, received the 2,474th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.
Neil Portnow, president and chief executive officer of The Recording Academy, which conducts the Grammy Awards, was among those joining Aguilar at the ceremony in front of the Live Nation building on Hollywood Boulevard.
The ceremony was preceded by performances by Mariachi Zacatecano de Pepe Aguilar and Banda Sinaloense Viento de Oro.
Aguilar's star is next to the star of his late father, Mexican singing star and actor Antonio Aguilar.
The ceremony came nine days before Aguilar begins two nights of concerts at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.
Aguilar, known for his mixing of the mariachi tradition with the energy of contemporary pop music, was born Aug. 7, 1968, in San Antonio during his father's concert tour and raised in Zacatecas, Mexico.
Known as "The Voice," Aguilar made his singing debut at Madison Square Garden when he was 3 years old.
Aguilar won his fourth Grammy in February as "Bicentenario" was honored as the best regional Mexican or Tejano album.
Aguilar's other Grammys, all for best Mexican or Mexican American album, came in 2000 for "Por Una Mujer Bonita," in 2006 for "Historias De Mi Tierra" in 2006 and "100% Mexicano" in 2007.
Aguilar is also an acclaimed producer who has worked with traditional Mexican folk and pop singers Lupita D'Alessio, Edith Marquez and Guadalupe Pineda and Spanish-language folk stars Julieta Venegas and Tiziano Ferro.