First Performers Announced For XIII Latin GRAMMY Awards
Current Latin GRAMMY nominees Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (with Totó La Momposina and Celso Piña), Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Michel Teló, and 3BallMTY are the first performers announced for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. Actors Cristián De La Fuente and Lucero once again will co-host the Latin music industry's premier event. 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 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
Latin GRAMMY-winning duo Jesse & Joy have five nods: Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "¡Corre!"; Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?; and Best Short Form Music Video for "Me Voy."
Dalma is nominated in the Best Pop Traditional Vocal Album category for Vía Dalma II. Latin GRAMMY winner Downs has a nomination for Best Folk Album for Pecados Y Milagros. Manuelle garnered a Best Salsa Album nomination for Busco Un Pueblo. Ortiz drew a nomination for Best Norteño Album for Entre Dios Y El Diablo. Pitbull is up for Best Urban Song with "Crazy People." Teló has a nod for Best Sertaneja Music Album for Na Balada. 3BallMTY earned a Best New Artist nomination.
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.univisionmusica.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. 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 feature 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 1:30 p.m. PT. Preceding the Awards 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). "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. Hosts and additional details will be announced shortly.