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Idina Menzel to Perform Live on 2nd Annual LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Idina Menzel to Perform Live on 2nd Annual LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDSTELEMUNDO announced today that award-winning, prolific actress, singer and philanthropist Idina Menzel will perform at the 2016 Latin American Music Awards. Additional presenters announced include "Access Hollywood" co-host Liz Hernandez, influencer Lele Pons and from the upcoming TELEMUNDO show "Don Francisco Te Invita" Jessica Carrillo, urban superstar Yandel, and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. Produced by TELEMUNDO and SOMOS Productions, the awards show will broadcast live on Thursday, October 6 at 8pm/7c from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The "Latin AMAs" will also simulcast on NBC UNIVERSO in the U.S. and in 21 countries on TELEMUNDO Internacional. Tickets for the highly anticipated awards ceremony are on sale at Ticketmaster.com and the Dolby Theatre box office.

With her breakthrough role as Elsa in Disney's global box office smash "Frozen," and singing the multi-platinum Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," Idina Menzel made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel recently released "idina.," her first album since her October 2014 release of "Holiday Wishes" that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart and gave Menzel a Top 10 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. She has performed on several notable television specials, including the "86th Academy Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," "CMA Country Christmas," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," and sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, the most watched television show in U.S history. Menzel earned her first Tony Award nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Rent," won the Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in "Wicked," and received her third nomination as Elizabeth in "If/Then." She will soon be seen starring as CC Bloom in the upcoming Lifetime Television remake of "Beaches," set to air in 2017. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry's mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show "Glee," as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney's "Enchanted." Menzel also starred in her own PBS special, "Barefoot at the Symphony," with an accompanying live album and DVD of the same name. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes the solo albums "I Stand," "Here" and "Still I Can't Be Still". Menzel co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010, an organization dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. In 2014, Menzel was recognized as one of Variety Magazine's Power of Women honorees for her work with the organization.

Menzel joins the previously announced lineup of Spanish and English music stars including: Alvaro Soler,Aymee Nuviola, Baby Rasta & Gringo, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Becky G,ChocQuibTown, CNCO, Dvicio, Flo Rida, Franco de Vita, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, Jacob Forever, Jesse & Joy, Joey Montana, La Santa Cecilia, Lucero, LunchMoney Lewis, Miguel Bose,Nicky Jam, Pitbull, Prince Royce and Sofia Reyes. The event will also feature a tribute to the late Juan Gabriel featuring Lila Downs, Shaila Durcal, Aida Cuevas, and Mariachi De Mi Tierra Juan Gabriel on a musical number arranged by Juan Gabriel's longtime friend and Musical Director Eduardo Magallanes and produced by award winner producer and Juan Gabriel collaborator Gustavo Farias.

In addition to its strong line-up, TELEMUNDO continues its trailblazing social media interactions and brand activations at award ceremonies, offering unique fan activities. Prince Royce takes over theTeamTelemundo Snapchat account to give exclusive access on Snapchat during his ride from the hotel room to his performance rehearsal. E! And TELEMUNDO will bring the best of the Carpet via a Facebook Live broadcast featuring Christian Acosta and Sibley Scoles. A photo series for Instagram will feature vinyl record creative pictures for rehearsals, and live glam portrait shots from the carpet will be also featured on Instagram.

Hosted for the second consecutive year by Lucero, the awards ceremony will feature a remarkable array of presenters including: beloved host of the upcoming "Don Francisco Te Invita" show Mario Kreutzbergerbetter known as Don Francisco along with Jessica Carrillo; international actress Kate Del Castillo; actor of the biopic series "Hasta que te Conocí" Carlos Yorvick; actors from "Señora Acero 3: La Coyote"Carolina Miranda, Gaby Espino, Jose Maria Torre, Luis Ernesto Franco, Mauricio Henao, Michel Duval and Oka Giner; lead actor of the upcoming Super Series "El Chema" Mauricio Ochmann; actors from the ratings record breaking Super Series "El Señor de los Cielos" Carmen Aub and Rafael Amaya; from "La Querida del Centauro" Michel Brown; from "Silvana Sin Lana" actor Carlos Ponce; from "Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso" Fabian Rios; cohost of "Titulares y Mas" Karim Mendiburu; newscaster Felicidad Aveleyra, from "Noticias Telemundo;" from NBC UNIVERSO's "The Riveras" Chiquis; actors Aislinn Derbez and Jeimy Osorio; TV personality Rosie Rivera; co-host of the 2016 hit reality competition "La Voz Kids" Patricia Manterola; co-host of "Access Hollywood" Liz Hernandez, influencer Lele Pons, urban reggaeton singer, songwriter and producer, Yandel, and former Miss Universe, singer, actress and business woman Alicia Machado.

Music presenters include Adriel Favela; Alex Sensation, Calibre 50, Charlie Zaa, Danny Gokey,Emeraude Toubia, Fanny Lu, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Osmani Garcia, Paloma San Basilio, Sebastian Yatra, Sharlene Taule, and Zion & Lennox.

Photo courtesy of Telemundo

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia



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