2012 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR CAETANO VELOSO AND ARTURO SANDOVALIN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
SENSATO FEATURING SAK NOEL AND PITBULL
PABLO ALBORAN, EL BEBETO, AMERICA SIERRA, AND SKY BLU ADDED TO THE STELLAR LINEUP FOR
THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN LATIN MUSIC™
Energy and Excitement of Vegas Shows Blue Man Group and Le Rêve — The Dream to be Featured During the Telecast
Internationally Acclaimed Dance Troupe Ballet Folklórico De Salsa De Colombia Also to Appear in a Special Performance
Pepe Aguilar, Chino y Nacho, ChocQuibTown, Natalie Cole, Deborah de Corral, Nelly Furtado, Antonio Orozco, Milly Quezada, Reik, Sebastian Rulli, Gabriel Soto, Ana Tijoux, Tommy Torres, and Ana Victoria Set 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. 15
The Latin GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony to be Streamed Live Online at LatinGRAMMY.com Beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT
MIAMI (Nov. 14, 2012) — GRAMMY® and 17-time Latin GRAMMY® winner (and current nominee) Juanes and 10-time GRAMMY and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Santana will perform together for the first time, while current nominees Caetano Veloso (2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year) and Arturo Sandoval will join forces for a special performance on the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (#LatinGrammy). Also performing on the Biggest Night in Latin Music™ are current nominees Pablo Alborán and Sensato featuring Sak Noel and Pitbull, as well as El Bebeto, America Sierra, and Sky Blu (LMFAO). Confirmed to present awards are current nominees Pepe Aguilar, Chino y Nacho, ChocQuibTown, Deborah de Corral, Antonio Orozco, Milly Quezada, Reik, Ana Tijoux, Tommy Torres, and Ana Victoria, as well as nine-time GRAMMY winner Natalie Cole, GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Nelly Furtado, and actors Sebastian Rulli and Gabriel Soto. The Latin music industry's premier event is set for Nov. 15 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 www.latingrammy.com or www.univisionlatingrammy.com, as well as The Latin Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys (@LatinGRAMMYs) and www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Three-time GRAMMY and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Arturo Sandoval has four nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Latin Jazz Album for Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You), Best Tango Album for Tango Como Yo Te Siento, and Producer Of The Year.
Two-time GRAMMY and eight-time Latin GRAMMY winner Caetano Veloso is nominated for three awards: Album Of The Year, Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album, and Best Long Form Music Video for Especial Ivete, Gil E Caetano.
Pablo Alborán has a nod for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for En Acústico.
Sensato, Sak Noel and Pitbull are all up for Best Urban Song for "Crazy People."
Previously announced performers include current nominees David Bisbal, Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (with Totó La Momposina and Celso Piña), Shaila Dúrcal (along with Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea), Pedro Fernández, Kany García, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Juan Magán, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, Michel Teló, and 3Ball MTY, as well as 2012 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Daniela Romo and Joan Sebastian. Previously announced presenters areactors Ninel Conde, Ana Brenda Contreras, Marcelo Córdoba, Galilea Montijo, Gabriel Soto, Mark Tacher, and Zuria Vega. Actors Cristián De La Fuente and Lucero once again will co-host the Latin music industry's premier event.
The XIII 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.univisionlatingrammy.com, including video interviews and photos, an
extensive archive of past shows, a live blog, and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast. For the first time ever, fans can connect to the UVideos companion app, accessing extra content, polls and more on their mobile device. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
For the second year in a row, LatinGRAMMY.com will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will offer live coverage of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations including the green carpet arrivals, backstage, and the media center beginning at 1 p.m. PT. The Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be streamed live online at www.latingrammy.com beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive "Noche De Estrellas" ("Night Of 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). Hosted by Univision Network personalities Giselle Blondet ("Nuestra Belleza Latina") and Galilea Montijo ("Hoy"), "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. And for the first time, there will be a live performance on the green carpet featuring current Latin GRAMMY nominee Fonseca. Fans will also be able to join the conversation on Twitter via @UnivisionMusica (www.twitter.com/univisionmusica) or using #LatinGrammy, as well as comment with fellow fans on Univision Musica's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/univisionmusica).
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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