The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the first round of artists scheduled to perform at the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which includes current nominees J Balvin, El David Aguilar, Jorge Drexler, Kany García, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Victor Manuelle, Banda Los Recoditos and Sebastián Yatra;as well as a guest performance by singer-songwriter Halsey. Previously announced performers via social media include Ángela Aguilar, Pablo Alborán, Karol G, and Carlos Vives; plus the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Maná.
J Balvin leads Latin GRAMMY nominations with eight including two for Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year. The other performers also nominated are: El David Aguilar (4), Jorge Drexler (4), Kany García (4), Natalia Lafourcade (4), Pablo Alborán (3), Ángela Aguilar (2), Karol G (2), Victor Manuelle (2), Carlos Vives (2), Mon Laferte (1), Banda Los Recoditos (1) and Sebastián Yatra (1).
Actress Ana de la Reguera and singer Carlos Rivera will host The Biggest Night in Latin Music® live on the Univision Network Nov. 15 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A very limited number of tickets for the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are still available for purchase through www.axs.com.
Six-time Latin GRAMMY® and Four-time GRAMMY® winning rock-pop band Maná will offer an epic performance. As previously announced, Maná will be honored as the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for their artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions at the sold-out Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The performances for this year’s program promise to deliver a star-studded diverse and eclectic mix of music across all genres spotlighting many must-see moments. This year’s Latin GRAMMYs will celebrate some of the most important names in Latin music, in addition to highlighting the community and culture that continues to thrive globally.
LatinGRAMMY.com will offer through Facebook Live, exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The live stream will include interviews from various locations, including the red carpet, Latin GRAMMY Premiere ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, the Univision Network will present the exclusive “Noche de Estrellas” (“Night of Stars”) coverage of celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY red carpet, starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). “Noche de Estrellas” will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and provide viewers with an intimate look at Latin music’s most glamorous event while connecting fans with their favorite celebrities via social media using #LatinGRAMMY.
The 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards is supported by Univision’s multiple platforms, which include digital, social and radio, and feature video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, a live blog, behind-the-scenes footage and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast on www.latingrammy.com and www.
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