CALLE 13 AND RUBEN BLADES SET TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON TELEVISION AT THE 10TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® AWARDS

October 15, 2009 -- 12:00 am PDT

MIAMI (Oct. 15, 2009) —  Calle 13 and Rubén Blades, David Bisbal, Shaila Dúrcal, Luz Ríos, and Alejandro Sanz are the first performers announced for the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY®Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. The milestone celebration is set for Nov. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network 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 and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys, www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

 

Five-time Latin GRAMMY-winning duo and this year's leading nominee, Calle 13's five nods include: Album Of The Year and Best Urban Music Album for Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo, Record Of The Year and Best Alternative Song for "No Hay Nadie Como Tú" (with Café Tacvba), and Best Short Form Music Video for "La Perla" (with Rubén Blades). Singer/songwriter Luz Ríos has two nods for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Album (Aire). David Bisbal, Rubén Blades, and Shaila Dúrcal each have one nomination: Bisbal for Record Of The Year ("Aquí Estoy Yo" with Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, and Noel Schajris); Blades for Best Short Form Music Video ("La Perla" with Calle 13); and Dúrcal for Best Ranchero Album (Corazón Ranchero).

 

As part of the milestone 10th Latin GRAMMYs, 14-time Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz will perform. The Latin Recording Academyand Univision are offering music fans the opportunity to get involved in this year's celebration and decide which song he will sing on the telecast. To participate, fans should visit the "Tú decides qué canta Alejandro Sanz” promotion at www.univision.com and vote for one of his Latin GRAMMY-winning songs: "El Alma Al Aire," "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," "No Es Lo Mismo," and "Tu No Tienes Alma."

 

Once again, Univision.com is the official Spanish-language Web site for the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Find exclusive coverage of this year's performers at www.latingrammy.univision.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. For access to the latest Latin GRAMMY scoop and photos on-the-go, visit Univision.com on any web-enabled mobile device.

 

Preceding the Awards show 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 "Primer Impacto" co-anchor Bárbara Bermudo and host of "Nuestra Belleza Latina" Giselle Blondet, "Noche de Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and provide viewers an intimate and up close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event.

 

A limited number of tickets to the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Centerbox office (877.632.7400; 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 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.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Barb Dehgan or Lourdes López

The Latin Recording Academy

310.392.3777

barbd@grammy.com or lourdesl@grammy.com

                                   

Maureen O'Connor

Rogers & Cowan

310.854.8116 or 212.445.8440

moconnor@rogersandcowan.com

 

Lara Migliassi or Elizabeth Sanjenís

Univision

305.640.3711 or 305.471.4086

lmigliassi@univision.net or esanjenis@univision.net