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Univision Turns Up The Volume For "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin Music Awards With Additional A-List Performers

Univision Turns Up The Volume For "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin Music Awards With Additional A-List Performers

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Univision Official Website) Univision Network today announced the additional list of megastar acts that will join the already powerhouse roster of this year's highly anticipated "Premio Lo Nuestro" 2012 Latin Music Awards.

The performers that will join the stellar lineup of entertainers include the renowned Mexican singer and this year's "Premio Lo Nuestro Excellence Award" recipient Pepe Aguilar. Additional artists taking center stage are dynamic duoChino y Nacho, regional Mexican music star Espinoza Paz, Puerto Rican singer Sie7e, merengue sensation Elvis Crespo, Colombian vallenato group Los del Puenteand celebrated Mexican ensemble band Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández. Also, in an unprecedented television performance, Latin music pop icon Paulina Rubio will take the stage alongside Espinoza Paz.

For the first time on television, international Italian singer Laura Pausini performs her new single "Jamás Abandoné." This year's awards show will up the ante with a special mega production opening number from reggaetón heavy hitterDaddy Yankee, performing his ultra-popular hit "Lovumba." In a blazing triple threat performance, Juan Magan, El Cata and Pitbull will team up to set the stage on fire singing the chart topping single "Bailando Por El Mundo."

In addition to honoring the biggest names in Latin music, "Premios Lo Nuestro" 2012 will recognize beloved iconic television personality Mario Kreutzberger aka Don Francisco with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, highlighting his 50 year career and his contributions to the music industry.

The show will turn up its star power with special guest presenters including worldwide Spanish pop extraordinaire Enrique Iglesias. The A-List names of presenters also joining the night are Aarón Díaz, Alicia Machado, Banda Los Recoditos, Beatriz Luengo, Blanca Soto, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Christopher Von Uckermann, Danna García, Dulce María, Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Erick Elías, Joey Montana, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho, Lena, Lola Ponce, Mayrín Villanueva, Pamela Silva-Conde, Rafael Novoa, Roberto Tapia, Scarlet Ortiz, Tierra Cali and Voz De Mando.

Preceding the award show, "Premio Lo Nuestro" 2012 will pair up music and fashion with an interactive glam-filled red carpet starting at 7 p.m. and hosted by "Primer Impacto" (First Impact) co-host Bárbara Bermudo and "Nuestra Belleza Latina" (Our Latin Beauty) host Giselle Blondet. Fashion guru and "Sal y Pimienta" (Salt and Pepper) host Rodner Figueroa will also be on hand to provide his style commentary on the night's best and worst dressed celebrities. For the first time ever, viewers can participate in all the red carpet action and provide their own opinions to Rodner's style judgments by texting or sending messages via

"Premio Lo Nuestro" the longest-running Latin music awards show in Spanish-language television, history will broadcast LIVE from the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 7p.m. -11 p.m. ET on the Univision Network.

As previously revealed, the "Premio Lo Nuestro" 2012 Latin Music Awards will be hosted by Mexican beautyJacqueline Bracamontes and novela heartthrob Eduardo Santamarina. Additional artists already confirmed for this year's highly awaited evening include multiplatinum bachata sensation Prince Royce, Mexican pop trio Reik, Spanish singer-songwriter Shaila Dúrcal and Mexican music star Gerardo Ortíz. In a remarkable duo act, the legendaryAlejandra Guzmán will sing along with Moderatto, and international music phenomenon Pitbull will perform for the first time with American R&B pop star Chris Brown.

The show's 24th installment will also showcase first-time television single debuts from Larry Hernández, Luis Fonsi,Prince Royce, Reik, Shaila Dúrcal, Tito el Bambino and tejano/norteño genre music group Intocable. The night's riveting moments will continue as megastar Gloria Trevi world premieres her song, "Gloria," and beloved "Bachata King" Romeo Santos, debuts his single "Mi Santa."

"Premio Lo Nuestro" features nominees in 35 categories, representing Latin music's most popular genres, including pop, tropical, regional Mexican, rock/alternative and urban music. The night reaches an all-time high as winners in the renowned categories are announced: "Artist of the Year," "Video of the Year," and "Collaboration of the Year."

Fans can access continuous coverage of "Premio Lo Nuestro" 2012 online and on mobile In addition to profiles and a full list of nominees, users can submit questions for "Premio" performers and nominees on "Tu Preguntas." The site also provides exclusive videos and photos of the best backstage and red carpet moments from more than two decades of "Premio Lo Nuestro." Fans can also view videos on the Univision Video App.

Moreover, fans can engage with Univision on social platforms and receive the latest updates surrounding the awards show, their favorite artists and exclusive content on Premio lo Nuestro forums, Twitter via @PremioLoNuestro and

Tickets to "Premio Lo Nuestro 2012" are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets to the awards show may also be purchased at the AmericanAirlines Arena box office located at 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132 (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.).

With Univision on Demand, Comcast subscribers can now access exclusive interviews with nominated artists Christopher Uckermann, Elvis Crespo, Luis Enrique and Voz de Mando. Following the "Premio Lo Nuestro" broadcast, additional exclusive interviews will be made available to Comcast subscribers.

Additionally on Univision on Demand, all digital pay television subscribers will have next day access to an exclusive red carpet recap, backstage interviews, behind-the-scenes content featuring Shaila Dúrcal, and a profile on the rise of the musical group Intocable.

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