A performance by nominees Gian Marco and Yandel (of Wisin Y Yandel); nominee Leslie Grace in a unique performance with Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil; and a special segment celebrating salsa featuring Willy Chirino, 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Oscar D'León, Jose Alberto "El Canario," current nominee Sergio George, Ismael Miranda, and current nominee Tito Nieves are the latest performances announced for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast. Confirmed to present are current nominees Luis Angel Franco and Samuel Sarmiento (of Banda Los Recoditos), Tito "El Bambino," and nominees Mala Rodríguez and Aleks Syntek, as well as actor Charo and Miss Universe Gabriela Isler. The Biggest Night in Latin Music is set for Nov. 21 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).
Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner George has three nominations: Record Of The Year for "Vivir Mi Vida" (by Marc Anthony), Best Tropical Song for "Para Celebrar" (along with Jorge Luis Piloto), and Producer Of The Year.
Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Marco has two nods in Album Of The Year: one for his own album, Versiones, and one as an engineer on Andrés Cepeda's Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida.
Grace is nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album for Leslie Grace.
Nieves is up for Best Salsa Album for Que Seas Feliz.
Latin GRAMMY winner Yandel (of Wisin Y Yandel) has a nomination for Best Urban Music Album for Lideres (along with Wisin).
Previously announced performers for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are current nominees Pablo Alborán, Marc Anthony, Banda Carnaval (with Calibre 50); Miguel Bosé, El Dasa, Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma (with Becky G), Mariachi Sol De México (with Paquita La Del Barrio), Pitbull (with El Cata), Draco Rosa, Alejandro Sanz (with 29 students from Berklee College of Music), Carlos Vives, and Wisin; and a performance by Juanes, current nominee Ricky Martin, and Laura Pausini paying tribute to 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Miguel Bosé.
Confirmed to present are current nominees Cepeda, Alex Cuba, Illya Kuryaki, Gaby Moreno, and Julieta Venegas, as well as 2013 Latin Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco; and actors Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, Ximena Navarrete, Iván Sánchez, Blanca Soto, Mayrin Villanueva, and David Zepeda. Actor/singer Lucero once again will host the Latin music industry's premier event.
The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted 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 third year in a row, LatinGRAMMY.com will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will include live coverage of the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations such as the green-carpet arrivals, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 2 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). Hosted by Univision celebrities Giselle Blondet and Chiquinquira Delgado — and joined by television personalities Raúl de Molina, Rodner Figueroa, Alejandra Espinoza, and Tony Dandrades — "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.