The singer was chosen by the Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment and International Rescue Committee thanks to its successful and impeccable career and his altruistic work.
"As a young Latino, I am going to do it for me and my family, but also for all the Latinos and immigrants that make this country better," he added.
In December, Canela participated in a few telethon events. He went to Honduras and Costa Rica. He was particularly charmed by the people of Costa Rica, which is why he immediately accepted to take part in the event when he was asked. "So little time has passed since my last visit to Costa Rica, and I am excited to return," he said. "The truth is I love socializing with the Ticos."