Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 10, 2007–MTV Tr3s is going all out to celebrate the first year anniversary of its signature show “Mi TRL,” lining up superstars Alejandro Fernandez, RBD and Panda for live performances and taking the show on the road. Hosted by VJ Carlos Santos, “Mi TRL” will broadcast from California Plaza in Los Angeles on September 13th and 20th at 4:30 PM and will also feature some of the biggest names making their mark in Hollywood including Jimmy Smits, Carlos Mencia, Eddie Matos, Kat VON D and others. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will also be on hand to present MTV Tr3s a key to the City.
“Young Latinos across the country have made ‘Mi TRL’ their favorite video countdown show since we launched a year ago and want to thank our audience for their tremendous support,” said Lily Neumeyer, Vice President of Programming and Production for MTV Tr3s. “We are thrilled to broadcast from Los Angeles, the number-one Latino market, and look forward to other opportunities to bring ‘Mi TRL’ closer to its fans.”
Since its debut show in Times Square with Nelly Furtado and Calle 13 in September 2006, “Mi TRL” has offered a high-profile platform for both established and emerging artists seeking to connect with young Latinos. Among the many artists who have appeared on “Mi TRL” are Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Alejandro Sanz, Beyoncé, Daddy Yankee, and Maná plus celebrities like Jessica Alba, America Ferrara, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Eva Mendes and more. “Mi TRL” has also welcomed young Latino artists such as Kat de Luna, Jesse & Joy, Gustavo Laureano, Down AKA Kilo, Prima J and Pacha Massive, who are all launching their music careers.
The September 13th episode of “Mi TRL” will feature live performances by Mexican heartthrob Alejandro Fernandez and Mexican rock band Panda, guest appearances by comedian Carlos Mencia, tattoo artist Kat Von D and an “El Grito” contest in honor of Mexican Independence Day.
On September 20th, “Mi TRL” welcomes Latin pop sensation RBD and special guests Jimmy Smits and Eddie Matos from “Cane,” and Eva La Rue and Adam Rodriguez from “CSI: Miami.”
In addition to a weekly video countdown voted on by MTV Tr3s viewers, “Mi TRL” features lives performances, artists interviews and news reports on the latest from the music world. “Mi TRL” host Carlos Santos has developed a reputation for engaging artists and his audience with his quick wit and deep understanding of the music young Latinos want to listen to. Carlos was born and raised in Puerto Rico against the background of the emerging sound of reggaeton. His passion for music was developed as he listened to a wide mix of Latino and American music on radio and on MTV as he was growing up. When he later moved to California, he became enthralled with the Rock en Español movement and the Indie scene of Los Angeles. In addition, Carlos is a talented actor, TV host and comedian.
MTV Tr3s is the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today’s bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s’ programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.