The Latin Recording Academy has announced that the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The telecast will air live on Univision from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central), preceded by a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Nominees for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced worldwide on Sept. 20. On Nov. 15 The Latin Recording Academy will honor The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Special Awards (Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards) recipients during special presentations.
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards debuted on the Univision Network in 2005, the show has delivered strong audience levels each year, with the 2016 broadcast reaching 8.6 million total viewers in the United States and delivering more young adults than CBS, Fox and the CW on that night. The Latin GRAMMYs are one of Univision's top-rated and most engaged music broadcasts with the 17th annual edition ranking as the No. 1 most social program of the day, according to Nielsen.
"The Latin GRAMMYs have become the premier U.S. and international musical showcase for Latin talent, diversity, relevance, and excellence and this year we are planning to bring our audience an even more spectacular evening celebrating the hard work, perseverance and achievements of those in our artistic communities," said Gabriel Abaroa, President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.