November 13, 2012 -- 12:00 am PST

MIAMI (Nov. XX, 2012)The Latin Recording Academy® ( proudly announced its official sponsors for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMYAwards®. Heineken, 7UP, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry,Delta Air Lines, McDonald's, L'Oréal Paris, Jack Daniel's, MetroPCS, and Allstate have  all signed on to support and promote this year's Latin GRAMMY Awards. Additionally, Univision Radio and have signed on as media partners. The Biggest Night in Latin Music is at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 15. The show is will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. EST (7 p.m. Central).

"This year we are delighted to work with a remarkable group of partners, and look forward to an exciting and joyous Latin GRAMMY® season," said Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. "The Latin Recording Academy is proud to work with these industry-leading brands as we celebrate the excellence of recorded music with the Biggest Night in Latin Music. We thank our sponsors for their support, and are thrilled to bring the Latin GRAMMYs to audiences and fans around the world."

Continuing into its 13th year of partnership, Heineken returns as the official beer sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards with their marquee green-carpet arrivals area, which will feature a special live performance by Latin GRAMMY winner Fonseca. Heineken is also this year's official presenting sponsor for "Latin GRAMMY En Vivo," a behind-the-scenes, live-streamed webcast on Heineken returns as a proud partner of the 2012 Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year tribute honoring Caetano Veloso, and the official Latin GRAMMY After-Party. Local fans age 21 and older are invited back to the "Heineken House of Music," an audio and visual multisensory Latin music experience with live performances at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino from Nov. 13–15.

7UP returns as the official beverage sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards and surrounding events, bringing their refreshing products to the public at the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties,  Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions, The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala, and the official Latin GRAMMY After-Party. 7UP will  also provide beverages and gifts to lucky fans who are part of the "green-carpet" bleachers at the Latin GRAMMY Awards. Additionally, as part of their Latin GRAMMY partnership promotions, 7UP recently held a sweepstakes for a VIP Latin GRAMMY experience and will host a private Enrique Iglesias concert to take place the night preceding the telecast.

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry is pleased to return as an official partner of The Latin Recording Academy. The partnership began last year with the launch of a special-edition collection of timepieces and jewelry inspired by the eclectic world of Latin music. This year, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry will unveil the latest models in the I-Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection at an exclusive suite where special guests will have the opportunity to preview the collection. Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry will recognize the nominees in the Best New Artist category with the special-edition I-Gucci Latin GRAMMY watch and will present the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Brazil's Caetano Veloso, with a custom I-Gucci Latin GRAMMY watch set with 42 diamonds. A Gucci clock will also be featured on the homepage, where fans can count down the days, hours and minutes until The Biggest Night in Latin Music.

Delta Air Lines is proud to return as the official airline sponsor of The Latin Recording Academy, Latin GRAMMYs and The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute dinner. Delta customers and members of Delta's SkyMiles frequent flyer program from Mexico and Brazil can win trips to see the Latin GRAMMYs live in Las Vegas through a variety of sweepstakes and radio promotions. Additionally, Delta is implementing a tailored in-flight Latin GRAMMY radio station featuring nominated artists, which is being promoted via their in-flight Sky magazine. Delta is also paying homage to Caetano Veloso, the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, by playing his music during the boarding of  flights from Brazil for the month of November.

McDonald's is returning for the fifth consecutive year, bringing its Latin GRAMMY sponsorship alive through  support of the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties and The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala. Once again, McDonald's is giving  customers the opportunity to attend this year's Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas to experience The Biggest Night in Latin Music firsthand through a sweepstakes. In addition to the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties, McDonald's  is also taking its Fiesta Tour Truck to 15 U.S. markets to showcase their Latin GRAMMY exhibit, which features  memorabilia, music and other interactive Latin GRAMMY-related experiences.

L'Oréal Paris, the number one beauty brand in the world, is pleased to announce their partnership with the Latin GRAMMYs this year as the official cosmetics sponsor. The L'Oréal Paris division of L'Oréal USA Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty. The brand's iconic philosophy, " Because You're Worth It" celebrates women's self-worth and inner and outer beauty. This message is represented by more than 25 international spokespeople includes Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Ximena Navarrete, and Martha Debayle. L'Oréal Paris will highlight their luxurious cosmetics products, including Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara, at backstage touch-up stations for  talent participating at of the Latin GRAMMY Awards. Guests of the Latin GRAMMY festivities will also have the chance to experience and take home L'Oréal Paris’  products through various gifting opportunities including The Latin Recording Academy  Person of The Year tribute gala and the official Latin GRAMMY After-Party, the latter of which L'Oréal Paris is an Official Sponsor.

Jack Daniel's, one of America's most iconic spirit brands and part of the Brown-Forman portfolio of brands, joins The Latin Recording Academy for the first time as the official spirits sponsor for The Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year Gala, the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and official Latin GRAMMY After-Party. Jack Daniels will partake in the exclusive celebrity VIP lounge at the Official Latin GRAMMY After-Party where they will be featured in a cocktail as well as on the rocks as the official " spirit" of the night. Attendees will sample these cocktails highlighting the world-famous Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel's will also be gifting talent and celebrities at the backstage talent gift lounge during  the days preceding the telecast.

In their  first year of sponsorship, MetroPCS is honored to partner with the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards  to show its support for Hispanic arts and entertainment. MetroPCS will set up charging stations for Latin GRAMMY guests to ensure that they  can stay connected. As part of the company's goal to deliver an exceptional mobile consumer experience, MetroPCS is providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience by sending fans to Las Vegas on Nov. 15 to attend the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards for two days of "unlimited" fun and music. To enter the contest, visit and enter the search word "Metro" or "MetroPCS".

Allstate,the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, returns as a proud sponsor of the Latin GRAMMYs. In honor of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Allstate is partnering with Univison to give away 13 MP3 players with music gift cards every week on leading up to the Latin GRAMMY® telecast. To enter, fans can visit and enter keyword "Allstate." Additionally, Allstate has created robust TV and digital campaigns. From on-air call outs and customizable content, to the latest in technology, the Univision co-viewing experience provided by Allstate is a first-ever event. is a new Spanish-language celebrity and lifestyle destination where fans can connect with their favorite Latino stars, as well as the products, people and places that these stars love best The Latin Recording Academy and will host  the biggest celebrities in Latin music at an exclusive "Celebrity Lounge" at the official Latin GRAMMY After-Party. This private invitation-only lounge will continue to bring the glamour and excitement of the Latin GRAMMY Awards to the official after-party..  Celebrities will have a chance to mingle and celebrate as they watch exciting live performances at the official after-party and enjoy many surprises.

Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio network in the country, is broadcasting Latin GRAMMY programming, promotions, news and events throughout the United States, including exclusive interviews from rehearsals backstage at the Latin GRAMMY Awards.

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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 For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at

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