Univision and The Latin Recording Academy® Unveil Official Sponsors for the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®

November 10, 2021 -- 7:00 am PST

Bulova, Frontera Wines, Jose Cuervo, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Meta, Old Parr Whisky, Verizon, and Walmart Gather to Celebrate The Biggest Night in Latin Music® 

Univision and The Latin Recording Academy Team Up with First Time Sponsors Clinique and Sally Hansen, as well as Returning Sponsor, Ford, for Digital-Only Content Available on Univision Platforms

MIAMI – NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the U.S., and The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the complete lineup of sponsors coming together to celebrate The Biggest Night in Latin Music – the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Featuring a mix of longstanding and first-time sponsors, this year’s partners include BulovaFrontera WinesMastercardMcDonald’sVerizon, and Walmart, plus first-time partners Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, Meta, and Old Parr Whisky, and the debut of digital-only sponsors Clinique and Sally Hansen, as well as returning sponsor Ford, uniting to embrace this year’s theme of "Rediscovering Life Through Music." The Latin GRAMMY Awards will air live on Univision on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).

“We are excited to collaborate with The Latin Recording Academy and this year’s partners to unveil unprecedented multi-platform innovations as part of the 22nd annual celebration,” said Donna Speciale, president of advertising sales and marketing at Univision Communications Inc. “Music is the great cultural unifier, and now, more than ever, with the tremendous growth of the Hispanic population and influence, the Latin GRAMMYs offers a huge opportunity for brands to reach and engage with new, growing audiences in-language and in-culture. We thank this year’s sponsors for investing in our community and look forward to showcasing the latest, best-in-class activations for The Biggest Night in Latin Music.”

“The Latin Recording Academy takes pride in being an inclusive cultural institution that enables artists and audiences to share their heritage through music, and we are humbled to partner with brands that share similar values as our own,” said Davina Aryeh, Chief Business Development Officer at The Latin Recording Academy. “This year’s Latin GRAMMYs are returning to Las Vegas with strong support from long standing brands and new ones, and we are thankful to our partners for supporting us as we continue to advance our mission to nurture, celebrate, honor and elevate Latin music and its creators.”

In honor of returning global sponsor Bulova’s emblematic History of Firsts, the brand is partnering with The Latin Recording Academy to gift all first-time Latin GRAMMY winners a special edition watch to mark the milestone. Bulova will also present a digital series showcasing this year’s Best New Artist nominees, where audiences will get to know the artists through a series of interviews and performances, along with a special look at a Latin GRAMMY edition Bulova timepiece.

Frontera Wines returns for the second consecutive year as the official wine sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards. Their partnership includes a special collaboration with Mexican-American artist Edgar Medina, who will share a new work celebrating Latin culture and its ties to deep artistic expression. Inspired by bold colors, vibrant music, and a deep sense of the passion of life, “Rhythms of Imagination” brings these emotions to life on canvas. Showcasing art as a collaborative effort, Edgar will be weaving in pieces of canvas created by nominees in the days leading up to this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards in the Official Talent Gift Lounge. The finished piece will be auctioned off on CharityBuzz starting November 30th, with proceeds supporting the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia comes on board as the official tequila sponsor of the Biggest Night in Latin Music. In their inaugural year of sponsorship, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia will be encouraging nominees, performers and music-lovers alike to come together for this special occasion and celebrate all three expressions of this ultra-premium tequila at branded bars during the Latin GRAMMY Awards and the Official Latin GRAMMY After Party. In addition, Jose Cuervo’s crown jewel will also have a presence at the Official Talent Lounge where they will host a bar to share the brand’s carefully crafted portfolio. 

Mastercard, a returning global sponsor, continues to grow its partnership with The Latin Recording Academy. This year, Mastercard is sponsoring the Nominee Diaries Content Series, where they will highlight what it means to be nominated for Latin GRAMMY and how it’s a priceless experience in an artist’s career. Exclusive content from the series will also live on priceless.com, where the artists will have a special promotion with benefits to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. Mastercard will also be an Official sponsor of the Talent Gift Lounge, where the brand will gift its latest Priceless fragrance to all the performers and presenters of the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, and where they will showcase their multisensory branding approach combining dual fragrances into one unique collection. During Latin GRAMMY week in Las Vegas, Mastercard will host a hybrid in-person and Virtual Meet & Greet with their brand ambassadors, Domino Saints, as well as a Latin GRAMMY nominee where they will discuss the importance of inclusion and diversity in the Latin music community. Domino Saints will also have a special performance during the Official Latin GRAMMY After Party.

Returning for the 14th consecutive year, McDonald’s continues their commitment to elevating the stories of the Latino community through Ritmo y Color – a new experience celebrating today’s leading Latin Urban voices and visual storytellers. This unique fusion of music and art will culminate week of Latin GRAMMY, where McDonald’s takes it a step further by using its third and final installment to showcase the women of Ritmo y Color: Cazzu, Mariah Angeliq & visual artist Kelly Perez. Through TV elements and activations during Leading Ladies, Person of the Year and night of the show, McDonald’s will invite fans to RSVP for the virtual concert taking place on Sunday, November 21 at 8pm ET. Creating a space for fans to hear, see, and celebrate Latino culture, Cazzu and Mariah Angeliq will perform their hits while Perez’s artwork dresses the concert stage.

Meta will join the Biggest Night in Latin Music for the first time as the official hardware sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards, spotlighting the importance of helping people connect anytime and anywhere via its Portal Go and recently released smart eyewear, Ray-Ban Stories. During the Noche de Estrellas pre-show, Meta will partner with official brand ambassador and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Camilo using Ray-Ban Stories on the red carpet, capturing the most behind-the-scenes moments. During the telecast, the social technology company will offer fans an exclusive look into the real, authentic conversations between Camilo and his family via the Portal Go through his Latin GRAMMY journey.

First-time sponsor Old Parr Whisky will kick-off their partnership with the Latin Recording Academy as Presenting Sponsor of two Virtual Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions featuring Pablo Alborán on Nov. 7 and with Michel Teló on Nov 14 including a performance and special Q&A with each artist where they will discuss how they celebrate the golden moments in their lives, those special times towards the end of the day when the weight of responsibility is lifted from their shoulders, and all the possibilities of the time ahead become apparent. Old Parr Whisky will also be sponsoring a content series that will live on the Latin GRAMMY social media platforms highlighting how Latin GRAMMY nominees “Flip the Script” from work to play. In addition, Old Parr Whisky will host a bar at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala, Latin GRAMMY Awards and Official Latin GRAMMY After Party featuring a signature Old Parr Whisky Latin GRAMMY cocktail.

Returning sponsor, Verizon, has partnered with Univision and the 22nd annual Latin GRAMMY Awards for a 5G enhanced experience, the Verizon 5G Portal, which brings fans closer to the hottest artists and the red carpet from the comfort of their own home. Users who access the portal via verizon.com/5Gportal will be transported onto the red carpet, backstage and into the press room for The Biggest Night in Latin Music. Additionally, Verizon is offering a limited number of in-person tickets for Verizon Up members to attend the show in Las Vegas, dropping on November 11th via the My Verizon app.

This year, the Latin GRAMMYs will jump start the holiday season for Walmart. Returning for its 12th consecutive show, Walmart will team up with Univision and LARAS to highlight a season of collective joy and dive into traditions, old and new, that bring the Hispanic community together through a week-long celebration featuring immersive activations and in-show integrations, plus shoppable branded content across social media leading into The Biggest Night in Latin Music. 

This year, audiences will also be treated to exclusive digital custom content, highlighting the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, in partnership with the Latin Recording Academy and Univision.

First-time sponsor Clinique joins the celebration with a special content series featuring Univision’s Clarissa Molina’s countdown to Latin GRAMMY. ‘100 Hours Until’ will give fans “real-time” sneak peeks as Clarissa and her friend and make-up artist Gerald Santiago prepare her look for the big night, kicking off with the application of Clinique Moisture Surge 100H – which lasts for 100 hours – and ending with the reveal of her final glam look on the red carpet.

Returning partner Ford will build excitement around The Biggest Night in Latin Music through a special Twitter sponsorship, featuring memorable and exciting moments from past Latin GRAMMY Awards® leading up and during the night of the show available exclusively on Univision’s Twitter handle.

For the first time, Sally Hansen partners with Univision and the Latin Recording Academy to highlight the importance of self-care – of voice, body and mind – among nominated artists. A custom branded Nominee Diaries Series​ will offer music lovers an intimate look into two female nominated artists’ careers, their beauty regimens and how their work has earned them a nomination.

Last year, Univision’s exclusive telecast of the 21st annual Latin GRAMMY Awards stirred audiences across platforms, reaching 5.7 million Total Viewers 2+ on television and delivering new high-water marks on social with 11.8 million total interactions - up +41 percent versus 2019 and nearly three-times more than 2018.  The three-hour telecast averaged 2.1 million Total Viewers 2+, 931,000 Adults 18-49 and 421,000 Adults 18-34, positioning Univision ahead of CBS, NBC and The CW for the entire night with Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. 

For more information and latest news, on the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards visit the official Latin Recording Academy site at LatinGRAMMY.com. Follow us on Facebook (LatinGRAMMYs), Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) and Instagram (@LatinGRAMMYs), and use #LatinGRAMMY on all popular social media platforms.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

ABOUT UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.:

As the leading Spanish-language content and media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The Company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as 10 cable networks including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country. Locally, Univision owns or operates 61 television stations in major Hispanic markets across the United States. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The Company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, free AVOD streaming service PrendeTV, Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network, and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit corporate.univision.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Univision

Julissa Bonfante

Jbonfante@univision.net

305.894.8635

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com