The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 20th, and will air in the United States on the Univision Network from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7 pm Central). This year marks the seventh time Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas and the first time from MGM Grand. This year’s nominations will be announced Wednesday, September 24th with additional details to follow.
“For the past 14 years we have showcased some of the greatest talent in Latin music, and now, entering our 15th anniversary celebration, we are delighted to commemorate this new milestone with more amazing musical segments,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We also are pleased to once again work with the outstanding teams at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and our partners at MGM Resorts and Univision, who continue to collaborate with us to provide a memorable experience for not only attending guests, sponsors and members, but for music fans across the globe.”
“The Latin GRAMMYs’ 15th anniversary marks another important milestone for the Latin music industry and speaks to our commitment to celebrating our culture, our heritage and the influence and impact of Latinos in music,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content at Univision Networks. “Univision will once again be making history with our longtime partner, The Latin Recording Academy, and in a new venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena.”
“The Latin GRAMMYs’ 15th anniversary marks another important milestone for the Latin music industry and speaks to our commitment to celebrating our culture, our heritage and the influence and impact of Latinos in music.”
MGM Grand President and COO Scott Sibella said, “The Latin Grammys are a vibrant and exciting event that Las Vegas eagerly anticipates each year. The opportunity to host this event allows us to welcome Latin music’s icons and their fans to MGM Grand while showcasing our world-renowned resort and amenities to our domestic and international guests.”
“Las Vegas is excited to welcome back the Latin GRAMMY Awards for the seventh year,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “As the entertainment capital of the world, there’s no better place to hold such a star-studded event honoring the best performers in the Latin music industry.”
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted entirely in Spanish on Univision in 2005, the show has consistently earned significant ratings each year in the United States and around the world. In fact, the Latin GRAMMYs have become one of Univision’s most watched and highest-rated shows while delivering strong social media results and engagement. With nearly two million followers, the @LatinGRAMMYs handle is the most followed awards show on Twitter.
Additionally, the Road To The Latin GRAMMYs — a month long series of cultural events culminating with The Biggest Night in Latin Music — begins with the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions and Latin GRAMMY Street Parties, taking place in several cities across the United States, Colombia and Mexico City, as well as the Special Awards Presentation and The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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