New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The expectations continue to build as Univision Network's "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina" (PLN) announces two new musical performances for its Thursday, February 18th broadcast starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) LIVE from the American Airlines Arena.
In what is sure to be an electrifying highlight of the evening, Pitbull
will open the show with popular American R&B music singer/songwriter Robin Thicke
and Joe Perry, lead guitarist of the renowned American rock band Aerosmith, to perform the single "Bad Men" from the stage of the longest-running tribute to Latin music and the most popular music awards program among Hispanics in the U.S., "Premio Lo Nuestro."
To celebrate internationally renowned singer and composer Carlos
Vives receiving this year's prestigious "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia" award, he will fuse onstage with top Colombian artists and soccer players for a memorable performance, including Juan Pablo
Ángel, J Balvin, Jorge Celedón, ChocQuibTown, Silvestre Dangond, Fonseca, Juanes, Maluma, Faryd Mondragón, Carlos
"El Pibe" Valderrama, Mario
Alberto Yepes, and former Miss Universe Paulina Vega.
Also receiving top honors for her career will be the Mexican Regional singer Paquita la del Barrio, who will be recognized for almost half a century of stellar performances with the "Premio a la Trayectoria" musical award.
Celebrities presenting the honors throughout the ceremony are nominees of the night: Ha*Ash, who are nominated for Group or Duo of the Year under the Pop/Rock category; Sofía Reyes, nominated for Best New Artist in general category; Régulo Caro, who is nominated for Song of the Year in Regional Mexican category; and René Camacho of La Arrolladora Banda el Limón, the band is nominated for Band Artist of the Year and Group or Duo the Year under the Regional Mexican category; and multiple TV personalities, such as, actor Daniel
Arenas, actresses Jackie Bracamontes and Marlene Favela, actors and singers Sandra
Echevarría and Diego
Boneta, former Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez, as well as Univision show hosts Chiquinquirá Delgado and Alejandra Espinoza and radio hosts El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo and Raúl Brindis.
Galilea Montijo and Arath de la Torre will preside over the celebration and ceremony, which will recognize music artists in five categories: general, pop, tropical, Mexican regional, and urban.
Among the headliners previously announced to perform at the top-rated annual event will be recently-reunited duo Sin Bandera, Banda los Recoditos, Calibre 50, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis, CNCO, Farruko, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, Gloria
& Joy, Luis Coronel, Maluma, Marc Anthony, Prince
Royce, Thalía, Wisín, Yandel, and Zion & Lennox.
The PLN celebration will start at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) with nominees, performers and other stars walking down the magenta carpet during pre-show "Noche de Estrellas" (Night of Stars) hosted by Chiquinquirá Delgado, Raúl de Molina, Tony Dandrades, Daniela Di Giacomo, and William Valdés.
In addition, "Noche de Estrellas" and "Premio Lo Nuestro" will be available via Univision Now, UCI's live streaming service of the Univision Network available on iOS, Android and the web.
The nominees are the artists with the Top 500 Latin songs from September
2014 through August 2015, and the winners were selected by fans, who voted at PremioLoNuestro.com.
Join the conversation and comment along with others about the nominations and your favorite artists on Facebook.com/PremioLoNuestro, on Twitter via @PremioLoNuestro and @UnivisionPremios on Instagram, using #PremioLoNuestro across all social media platforms.
For a list of this year's nominees by category, please visit PremioLoNuestro.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI's assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net