Hector Acosta, Banda Los Recoditos, Adrienne Bailon, Saul Hernandez, Natalia Jimenez, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Sofia Vergara Added as Presenters for Latin Music’s Premier Event Taking Place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and Airing Live on the Univision Network Nov. 10
MIAMI, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Pablo Alboran; Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Intocable; Los Tigres Del Norte with Paulina Rubio; Demi Lovato; Reyli; Taboo (Black Eyed Peas); and Wisin y Yandel are the latest artists added to the lineup for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Confirmed to present awards are current Latin GRAMMY nominees Hector Acosta, Banda Los Recoditos, Saul Hernandez and Natalia Jimenez; actress and singer/songwriter Adrienne Bailon; boxer Juan Manuel Marquez; and actress Sofia Vergara. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter (which just surpassed a milestone 500,000 followers) and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys and www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Additionally, the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be streamed live internationally on www.latingrammy.com (as part of Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo’s live online coverage) beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT. Winners in approximately 33 of the 46 Latin GRAMMY categories will be announced prior to the evening’s telecast — kicking off a full evening of celebrating excellence in recorded Latin music from around the world. The Pre-Telecast will take place from 1:30 – 3 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay, and the live stream will remain on the site for 30 days following the event. Presenters and performers for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast will be announced shortly.
Alboran has three nominations: Best New Artist, Song Of The Year for “Solamente Tu,” and Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Pablo Alboran.
Alex, Jorge Y Lena have two nods: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Alex, Jorge Y Lena.
Los Tigres Del Norte also are up for two awards: Record Of The Year for “Golpes En El Corazon” (with Paulina Rubio), and Best Norteno Album for Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends MTV Unplugged.
Wisin y Yandel has two nods for Best Urban Music Album for Los Vaqueros: El Regreso and Best Urban Song for “Estoy Enamorado.”
Intocable is nominated for Best Norteno Album for Intocable 2011.
Rubio has a nod for Record Of The Year for “Golpes En El Corazon” (with Los Tigres Del Norte).
Previously announced performers are Pepe Aguilar, Calle 13, Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman, Paula Fernandes, Mana with Prince Royce, Pitbull with Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos with Usher (in their live television debut together), Shakira, Sie7e, and Marco Antonio Solis. Previously announced presenters are Angelique Boyer, Chiquinquira Delgado, Sandra Echeverria, Erik Estrada, Kermit the Frog, Adamari Lopez, Silvia Navarro, Sebastian Rulli, Zoe Saldana, Blanca Soto, and David Zepeda. Cristian de la Fuente and Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry’s 12th annual premier event.
The 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com and www.univisionmusica.com, including video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
For the first time ever, LatinGRAMMY.com will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will feature live coverage of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations such as the green carpet, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive “Noche De Estrellas” (“Night Of The Stars”) coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards green carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). Presented by “Nuestra Belleza Latina” host Giselle Blondet and “Sal Y Pimienta” host Lourdes Stephen, “Noche De Estrellas” will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and will provide viewers with an intimate and up-close look at Latin music’s most glamorous gala event.
A limited number of tickets to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased through the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
SOURCE Latin Recording Academy