Artists Added To Latin GRAMMY Lineup

Cristian Castro, Gustavo Dudamel, Sean Kingston, and La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela to perform at 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
  • Photo: Rodrigo Varela/
    Cristian Castro
  • Photo: Mathew Imaging/
    Gustavo Dudamel
  • Photo: Chris McKay/
    Sean Kingston
November 08, 2011 -- 2:55 am PST

(For a complete list of 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY nominees, click here.)

Cristian Castro, Gustavo Dudamel, Sean Kingston, and La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela are the latest artists added to the lineup for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. Set to present awards are actor Eugenio Derbez and current Latin GRAMMY nominees Myriam Hernández and Tito "El Bambino." Las Vegas shows "Le Rêve" and "Crazy Horse Paris" also will be featured during the telecast, highlighting the excitement and energy of this dynamic host city. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 10 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).

Additionally, the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be streamed live internationally on (as part of Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo's live online coverage) beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT. Singer/songwriter Shaila Dúrcal will host the event, La Vida Bohéme will present awards in select categories, and current Latin GRAMMY nominees Lena Burke of Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Pau Donés of Jarabedpalo; Amaury Gutiérrez; La Santa Cecilia; and Merche will perform. Winners in approximately 33 of the 46 Latin GRAMMY categories will be announced prior to the evening's telecast. The Pre-Telecast will take place from 1:30–3 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay, and the live stream will remain on the site for 30 days following the event. Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo will also feature live coverage and interviews from various locations such as the green carpet, backstage and the media center.

Cristian Castro is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Viva El Príncipe.

Previously announced performers are Pepe Aguilar; Pablo Alborán; Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Calle 13; Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán; Paula Fernandes; Intocable; Los Tigres Del Norte with Paulina Rubio; Demi Lovato; Maná with Prince Royce; Pitbull with Marc Anthony; Reyli; Romeo Santos with Usher (in their live television debut together); Shakira; Sie7e; Marco Antonio Solís; Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas; and Wisin Y Yandel.

Previously announced presenters are Héctor Acosta, Banda Los Recoditos, Adrienne Bailon, Angelique Boyer, Chiquinquira Delgado, Sandra Echeverría, Erik Estrada, Saúl Hernandez, Natalia Jiménez, Kermit the Frog, Juan Manuel Marquez, Silvia Navarro, Sebastián Rulli, Zoe Saldana, Blanca Soto, Sofia Vergara, and David Zepeda. Cristián de la Fuente and Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry's 12th annual premier event.

The 12th 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 and, including video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, 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.

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). Presented by "Nuestra Belleza Latina" host Giselle Blondet and "Sal Y Pimienta" host Lourdes Stephen, "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and will provide viewers with an intimate and up-close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event.

A limited number of tickets to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased through the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office or Ticketmaster.

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