Nominees Banda El Recodo, Chino y Nacho, ChocQuibTown, and Alejandro Fernández, as well as jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, are the latest artists added to the lineup for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Additionally, nominees Nelly Furtado and Mala Rodríguez will perform together for the first time on the Biggest Night in Latin Music. Confirmed to present awards are current Latin GRAMMY nominees Vico C, Alex Cuba, and Tommy Torres; actors Kuno Becker and Gaby Spanic; Univision's "Primer Impacto" co-host Lourdes Stephen; and the reigning Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete. The Latin music industry's premier event is set for Nov. 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys, www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Additionally, the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast ceremony will be streamed live internationally on www.latingrammy.com beginning at 2 p.m. PT. Winners in approximately 35 of the 46 Latin GRAMMY categories this year will be announced prior to the evening's telecast - kicking off a full evening of celebrating excellence in recorded Latin music from around the world. The Pre-Telecast will take place from 2-3 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay and the live stream will remain on the site for 30 days following the event. Presenters and performers for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast will be announced shortly.
Female rapper Rodríguez has two nominations: Best Urban Music Album for Dirty Bailarina, and Best Urban Song for "No Pidas Perdón."
Four-time Latin GRAMMY winner Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga is nominated for Best Banda Album for Me Gusta Todo De Ti.
Reggaetón duo Chino y Nacho is up for Best Urban Music Album for Mi Niña Bonita.
The members of the hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown - Gloria "Goyo" Martinez, Miguel "Slow" Martinez and Carlos "Tostao" Valencia - have a nod in Best Alternative Song for "De Donde Vengo Yo."
Two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Fernández is nominated for Best Ranchero Album for Dos Mundos Tradición.
GRAMMY® winner Furtado has a nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Album category for Mi Plan.
Previously announced performers include Marc Anthony, Camila, Aida Cuevas, Pedro Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Jenni Rivera, Rosario, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Aleks Syntek, Johnny Ventura, and Wisin y Yandel, as well as a special performance by Prince Royce and Ben E. King. Previously announced presenters are Pepe Aguilar, Camilla Belle, Jorge Drexler, Kany García, Tito "El Bambino," and Alexa Vega. Actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez and actress/singer Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry's 11th annual premier event.
The 11th 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 www.latingrammy.com and www.univisionmusica.com, 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. For access to the latest Latin GRAMMY scoop and photos on-the-go, visit UnivisionMusica.com on any Web-enabled mobile device.
Preceding the Awards show 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 "¡Mira Quién Baila!" co-host Chiquinquirá Delgado, "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and provide viewers an intimate and up-close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event.
A limited number of tickets to the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.