Prelude To The Biggest Night In Latin Music

View exclusive photos and more from the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Shakira tonight in Las Vegas
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    Pepe Aguilar
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    Cristian Castro
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    Franco De Vita
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    Alejandra Guzmán
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    Natalia Jiménez
November 09, 2011 -- 10:21 am PST

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

On Nov. 9, the eve of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, some of the biggest stars in Latin music will join to pay tribute to 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Shakira at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY winner and international superstar will be honored for her philanthropic, cultural and music accomplishments during an event that will include a concert featuring artists performing a selection of her songs.

Artists scheduled to perform at the tribute concert include two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Pepe Aguilar, Mexican pop singer Cristian Castro, Spanish pop singer/songwriter and current five-time Latin GRAMMY nominee Franco De Vita, Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandra Guzmán, Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Natalia Jiménez, and Argentinean singer/songwriter Vicentico.

Exclusive photos of the red-carpet arrivals, performances and more from the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala, one of the most prestigious events during Latin GRAMMY Week, will be available on starting at 7:30 p.m. The following day on Nov. 10, viewers can tune in to the Latin GRAMMY en Vivo live stream at and watch exclusive on-demand footage from the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year red carpet.

The biggest night in Latin music, the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Nov. 10 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Before tuning into Univision, you can catch all the anticipation and excitement with Latin GRAMMY en Vivo via live stream beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT at

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