Rashel Diaz to Co-Host BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS Red Carpet Show, Today

Telemundo announced today that its highly anticipated red carpet arrival show, "La Alfombra de los Premios Billboard Presentado por State Farm," will present live performances, sponsored by Bud Light and featuring Puerto Rican duo sensations Dyland & Lenny and the "Latin sweetheart," PeeWee, at 7PM/6c on Telemundo.

Hosted by Telemundo's "Un Nuevo Dia" morning show host Rashel Díaz and renowned singer/actor Christian Chavez, and joined by co-hosts Guad Venegas (host of mun2 music countdown show "18 & Over"), Jorge Bernal (co-host for Telemundo's upcoming singing competition "La Voz Kids"), and Kika Rocha (People en Español magazine's Fashion and Beauty Director), the spectacular red carpet arrival show features the best in fashion and interviews with the stars as they parade down the carpet moments before the prestigious Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, air live on Telemundo, at 8PM/7c from BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida. Telemundo's red carpet show will be preceded for the first time ever by mun2 television's red carpet special titled "mun2 @ Premios Billboard LIVE!," at 6PM/5c mun'2 special will be hosted by Guad Venegas and Elva Saray (Host of "Acceso Total" - Telemundo52 Los Angeles), with co-hosts La Bronca (renowned radio personality, mun2 newest host) and Emeraude Toubia (host of mun2 music countdown show "18 & over").


The dynamic Puerto-Rican Latin rhythm duo Dyland & Lenny comprised of rapper Dyland (born Carlos Castillo Cruz) and vocalist Lenny (born Julio Manuel González Tavarez), launched their music career in 2009. In the mold of successful Latin rhythm duos such as RKM & Ken-Y, Wisin & Yandel, and Angel & Khriz, Dyland & Lenny Made their commercial recording debut as featured guests on Ana Barbara's Luny Tunes-produced hit single "Rompiendo Cadenas" in 2009. In association with Sony Music, the duo Made their full-length album debut with "My World" in 2010. The album was executive produced by Luny Tunes and spawned numerous hit singles ("Nadie Te Amará Como Yo," "Quiere Pa' Que Te Quieran," and "Caliente"). Their second album, "My World 2: The Secret Code" was released on February 12 of this year and reached No. 2 on Billboard's Latin Rhythm Albums chart. Dyland & Lenny are finalists this year in the category of Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group.
PeeWee, also known as the "Latin sweetheart," has already assembled an impressive list of successes at his young age. PeeWee established himself as a rising star in the world of entertainment at the young age of 13. He became known as the former singer for the band Kumbia Kings and then as lead singer for Kumbia All Starz, both created by Selena's brother, A.B. Quintanilla. As the former vocalist for the Kumbia Kings, Pee Wee turned "Sabes A Chocolate" and "Na, Na, Na Dulce Niña" into top charting songs which became huge hits around the world. After departing from Kumbia Kings, he launched his solo career. His highly anticipated solo album "Yo Soy," released in 2009, reached No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart.


Television host, actress, and model, Rashel Diaz has been the host of Telemundo's morning show "Un Nuevo Dia" (A New Day), since the show's inception on August 2008. The Cuban personality, who has earned the love and respect of U.S. Hispanic audiences, began on Telemundo as host of "Decisiones de Mujeres" (Womens' Decisions). A Journalism graduate from Miami, Rashel has been recognized as one of the most beautiful Latinas by People en Español magazinE. Rashel also has hosted other important Telemundo specials, such as "Camino a la Corona de Miss Universo," "10 Años de Alfombra de los Premios Billboard," "Conteo al Billboard" and "Reventón VIP."


Christian Chavez, a singer and actor, is best known for his role as Giovanni Mendez Lopez in the soap opera "Rebelde" and its spin-off group RBD. The group created most of the music used on the show, and quickly became one of the most popular music acts in Latin America. As part of RBD, Chavez went on to receive two Latin Grammy nominations, and achieved multi-platinum status with more than 22 million digital downloads and more than 17 million albums sold worldwide. He has performed concerts in 23 countries and 116 cities, selling more than three million concert tickets and four million DVDs. After RBD's breakup, Chavez launched his career as a solo recording artist. On August 14, 2012, Chávez released the highly anticipated album "Esencial," an acoustic compilation of songs performed at his show in São Paulo, Brazil in January 2012. People magazine called this release "the return of Christian Chavez."

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world, honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts. The awards show caps off the 24th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm, taking place on April 23 - 25 at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, Florida. For details on The Billboard Latin Music Conference, visit: www.BillboardLatinConference.com. Follow the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards on @Billboard with #BBLatin and facebook.com/Billboard.


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