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Ricky Martin: Las Vegas Residency Special To Air
GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin is best known as an electrifying performer, so "Ricky Martin: Behind The Vegas Residency" — scheduled to air on VH1 on Sept. 4 — should be dynamic entertainment, giving us an intimate look at the superstar.
The one-hour special will give fans a behind-the-scenes look of Martin's sold-out residency, which took place at the Park Theater of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in April and will continue with additional spot dates through Sept 23.
Nominated in consecutive years between the 41st GRAMMY Awards for 1998 and the 44th GRAMMY Awards for 2001, and more recently scoring his second GRAMMY win for Best Latin Pop Album at the 58th GRAMMY Awards, Martin has proven to be a man who crosses boundaries — with his music, charity work and status as a gay icon.
Martin's intervening years also brought him three Latin GRAMMY wins: Music Video for 2001 for "She Bangs" and two awards for 2007 MTV Unplugged, both the album and the long-form video. In 2006 he was honored as The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, an annual Latin GRAMMY Week event supporting the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.
Just as Martin puts a cap on his Las Vegas residency, Latin GRAMMY season will be in full swing. Latin GRAMMY nominations will be announced on Sept. 20 and the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.