PEPE AGUILAR, PAULA FERNANDES, RICKY MARTIN, AND PITBULL WITH MARC ANTHONY ARE THE LATEST PERFORMERS ADDED TO THE
STELLAR LINEUP FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® AWARDS ROMEO SANTOS AND USHER TO MAKE THEIR LIVE TELEVISION DEBUT ON THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN LATIN MUSIC
Chiquinquira Delgado, Erik Estrada, Kermit the Frog, Silvia Navarro, and Blanca Soto to Present at the Latin Music Industry’s Premier Event
Taking Place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and Airing Live on the Univision Network Nov. 10
MIAMI (Oct. 27, 2011)— Pepe Aguilar, Paula Fernandes, Ricky Martin, Pitbull with Marc Anthony, and Romeo Santos with Usher (in their live television debut as a duo) 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®. Confirmed to present awards are Chiquinquira Delgado, Erik Estrada, Silvia Navarro, and Blanca Soto, as well as Muppet Kermit the Frog. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las 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: http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys and www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Ricky Martin has three nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Short Form Music Video for “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú.”
Paula Fernandes has two nods: Best New Artist and Best Sertaneja Music Album for Paula Fernandes Ao Vivo. Pitbull also is up for two awards: Best Urban Music Album for Armando and Best Urban Song for “Bon Bon.”
Pepe Aguilar is nominated for Best Ranchero Album for Bicentenario 1810 / 1910 / 2010.
Previously announced performers are Calle 13, Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán, Maná with Prince Royce, Shakira, Sie7e, and Marco Antonio Solís. Previously announced presenters are actors Angelique Boyer, Sandra Echeverría, Adamari López, Sebastián Rulli, Zoe Saldana, and David Zepeda.Cristián de la Fuente and 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 http://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, LatinGRAMMY.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 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; http://www.mandalaybay.com) or through 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 http://www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.