Ninel Conde, Ana Brenda Contreras, Marcelo Córdoba, Galilea Montijo, Gabriel Soto, Mark Tacher, and Zuria Vega Are the First Presenters Announced for
the Biggest Night in Latin Music
The Latin Music Industry's Premier Event Takes Place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and Airs Live on the Univision Network Nov. 15
MIAMI (Nov. 01, 2012) — Current nominees Pedro Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Juan Magán, and Alejandro Sanz, as well as 2012 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Daniela Romo, are the latest performers added to the lineup for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (#LatinGrammy), it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Confirmed to present are actors Ninel Conde, Ana Brenda Contreras, Marcelo Córdoba, Galilea Montijo, Gabriel Soto, Mark Tacher, and Zuria Vega. The biggest night in Latin music 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.
Twelve-time Latin GRAMMY® and two-time GRAMMY® winner Juan Luis Guerra leads this year's nominations with six: two in Record Of The Year for "En El Cielo No Hay Hospital" (as artist/producer) and "Azul Sabina" (as producer); Album Of The Year for Juanes' MTV Unplugged (as producer); two in Song Of The Year for "En El Cielo No Hay Hospital" and "Azul Sabina" (songwriter on both); and Producer Of The Year.
DJ/Producer Juan Magán has two nods: Best New Artist and Best Tropical Fusion Album for The King Of Dance.
Fifteen-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz also has two nominations: Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "No Me Compares."
Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Fernández is nominated in the Best Ranchero Album category for No Que No….
Previously announced performers are current nominees Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (with Totó La Momposina and Celso Piña), Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Michel Teló, and 3Ball MTY.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, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 1 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 with 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 (facebook.com/univisionmusica) page.
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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