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JACQUELINE BRACAMONTES AND ROSELYN SANCHEZ
TEAM TO HOST THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN LATIN MUSIC®
MIAMI (Oct. 29, 2015) — Current Latin GRAMMY® nominees Julión Álvarez, Silvestre Dangond, Natalia Lafourcade, and Nicky Jam will perform on the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ along with a special performance by this year's Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Roberto Carlos. Adding to the star-studded roster, Major Lazer and mØ will make their Latin GRAMMY stage debut for what will be an unforgettable performance. Mexican actress Jacqueline Bracamontes and Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez will host, together for the first time, the Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which is scheduled to air live on the Univision Network Nov. 19 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase via www.ticketmaster.com or www.mgmgrand.com.
Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda and Silvestre Dangond each received one nomination. In the Best Banda Album category Julión Álvares y Su Norteño Band are nominated for El Aferrado. Dangond is nominated with Lucas Dangond in the Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album category for Sigo Invicto.
Lafourcade, three-time Latin GRAMMY winner and one of this year's leading nominees, received five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album for Hasta La Raíz, and Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Alternative Song for "Hasta La Raíz."
Nicky Jam has three nominations for Best Urban Performance: "Una Cita (Remix)" with Alkilados Featuring J Alvarez & El Roockie, and "El Perdón" with Enrique Iglesias and Best Urban Music Album for Greatest Hits Vol 1.
Previously announced performers include current nominees ChocQuibTown, J Balvin, Natalia Jiménez, Juan Luis Guerra, Matisse, and Raquel Sofía as well as a special performance by GRAMMY® winner Will Smith and current nominees Bomba Estéreo.
The 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted at www.latingrammy.com and www.univision.com/latingrammy, which will feature 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. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 80 countries.
Once again, LatinGRAMMY.com will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards via Latin GRAMMY en Vivo. The live stream will include interviews from various locations including the red carpet arrivals, the Latin GRAMMY Premiere™ ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. For updates and breaking news, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com as well as The Latin Recording Academy® social networks on Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) and Facebook.
Preceding the Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive "Noche De Estrellas" ("Night Of The Stars") coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards red carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashion, and will provide viewers an intimate look at Latin music's most glamorous event while connecting fans with their favorite celebrities via social media.
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 either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow us at: Twitter, Facebook , Instagram, Vine, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.
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Lourdes López Patton
The Latin Recording Academy
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