Cristian Castro, Gustavo Dudamel, Added To Latin GRAMMY Awards
Cristian Castro, Gustavo Dudamel, Sean Kingston, and La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela 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®. Set to present awards are actor Eugenio Derbez, and current Latin GRAMMY nominees Myriam Hernández and Tito "El Bambino." Las Vegas shows "Le Rêve" and "Crazy Horse Paris" also will be featured during the telecast, highlighting the excitement and energy of this dynamic host city. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center inLas 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 GRAMMYAwards 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. Singer/songwriter Shaila Dúrcal will host the event, La Vida Bohéme will present awards in select categories, and current Latin GRAMMY nominees Lena Burke (of Alex, Jorge y Lena); Pau Donés of Jarabedpalo; Amaury Gutiérrez; La Santa Cecilia; and Merche,will perform. 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.
Cristian Castro is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Viva El Príncipe.
Previously announced performers are Pepe Aguilar; Pablo Alborán; Alex, Jorge y Lena; Calle 13; Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán; Paula Fernandes; Intocable; Los Tigres Del Norte with Paulina Rubio; Demi Lovato; Maná with Prince Royce; Pitbull with Marc Anthony; Reyli; Romeo Santos with Usher (in their live television debut together); Shakira; Sie7e; Marco Antonio Solís; Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas); and Wisin y Yandel. Previously announced presenters are Héctor Acosta, Banda Los Recoditos, Adrienne Bailon, Angelique Boyer, Chiquinquira Delgado, Sandra Echeverría, Erik Estrada, Saúl Hernandez, Natalia Jiménez, Kermit the Frog, Juan Manuel Marquez, Silvia Navarro, Sebastián Rulli, Zoe Saldana, Blanca Soto, Sofia Vergara, and David Zepeda.Cristián de la Fuenteand 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, Latin GRAMMY.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.