New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The Latin Recording Academy today announced the first round of artists scheduled to perform at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which includes current nominees J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Flor De Toloache, Luis Fonsi, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia
Lafourcade, Maluma, Residente, and Sofía Reyes; 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Alejandro Sanz; as well as guest performances by Steve Aoki, Alessia Cara, Logic
and French Montana.
Mexican actor and singer Jaime Camil
will host The Biggest Night in Latin Music® along with Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez live on the Univision Network Nov. 16 from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas. A limited number of tickets for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are still available for purchase through www.axs.com.
Urban artist Residente leads with nine nominations including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, among others. Singer/songwriter Maluma
has seven nominations including three for Record Of The Year, and two for Song Of The Year, followed by Juanes
and Mon Laferte
with five nominations each. Pop-rock singer and songwriter, Natalia
Lafourcade and singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi
follow with four nominations each, and are both vying for the Song Of The Year Award. In addition, J Balvin
has two nominations, Best Urban Song, and Best Urban Fusion/Performance with Bad Bunny, Flor De Toloache is nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album and Sofia
Reyes is up for Best New Artist.
Eighteen-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz
will offer an epic performance from his iconic catalog. The 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year will also be honored for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions at the sold-out Latin Academy Person of the Year gala on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
LatinGRAMMY.com, in collaboration with Facebook Live, will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards via Latin GRAMMY en Vivo. 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 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 18th 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.univision.com/latingrammy. Univision Radio
is the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 80 countries.