11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Adds Ricky Martin To Lineup
Three-time Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winner (as well as 2006 Latin Person of the Year) Ricky Martin will appear in a special presentation to three-time Latin GRAMMY and nine-time GRAMMY winner and the 2010 Latin Person of the Year Plácido Domingo at the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Additionally, nominee Grupo Pesado as well as Mariachi Sol De Mexico have been added to the stellar line-up for the Biggest Night in Latin Music. Confirmed to present awards are current Latin GRAMMY nominees Santiago Cruz, Maria Gadú, Claudia Leitte, and Juan Fernando Velasco; actors Jaime Camil, Itatí Cantoral, and Cristían de la Fuente; and entertainer and guitarist Charo. Las Vegas shows "Le Rêve" and "Jabbawockeez" also will be featured during the telecast, highlighting the excitement and energy of this dynamic host city, and the internationally acclaimed Argentinean dance troupe Señor Tango de Buenos Aires also will appear in a special performance. The Latin music industry's premier event is set for Nov. 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast 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 and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys, www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Additionally, the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast ceremony will be streamed live internationally on www.latingrammy.com beginning at 2 p.m. PT. Winners in approximately 35 of the 46 Latin GRAMMY categories this year 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 2 - 3 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay and the live stream will remain on the site for 30 days following the event.
Latin GRAMMY winner Grupo Pesado is nominated for Best Norteño Album for Desde La Cantina Vol. 1.
Previously announced performers include Marc Anthony, Banda El Recodo, Camila, Chino y Nacho, ChocQuibTown, Aida Cuevas, Alejandro Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Jenni Rivera, Rosario, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Aleks Syntek, Johnny Ventura, and Wisin y Yandel, as well as special performances by Prince Royce with Ben E. King and Nelly Furtado with Mala Rodríguez. Previously announced presenters feature Pepe Aguilar, Kuno Becker, Camilla Belle, Vico C, Alex Cuba, Jorge Drexler, Kany García, Ximena Navarrete, Gaby Spanic, Lourdes Stephen, Tito "El Bambino," Tommy Torres and Alexa Vega. Actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez and actress/singer Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry's 11th annual premier event.
The 11th 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. For access to the latest Latin GRAMMY scoop and photos on-the-go, visit UnivisionMusica.com on any Web-enabled mobile device.
Preceding the Awards show 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 "¡Mira Quién Baila!" co-host Chiquinquirá Delgado, "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and provide viewers an intimate and up-close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event.
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.
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