SANTA MONICA, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Latin Recording Academy) - 2008 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Vikki Carr, Flex featuring Belinda, David
Lee Garza, Juanes, and Rosario
are the latest performers announced for the 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. Actors Cristian
de la Fuente and Patricia
Manterola will host the Latin music industry's premier event. Confirmed to present awards are current Latin GRAMMY nominee Buika, and actors Karyme Lozano, Eugenio Siller, and Mayrin Villanueva. The 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place on Nov. 13 at the Toyota Center in Houston
and will be broadcast on the Univision Network from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
International superstar Juanes is nominated for five awards: Album Of The Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Album for La Vida ... Es Un Ratico, and Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Me Enamora." Reggaeton artist Flex has two nods for Best Urban Music Album (Te Quiero) and Best Urban Song ("Te Quiero"). Latin pop artist Rosario is up for Best Female Pop Vocal Album (Parte De Mi).
Previously announced performers include current Latin GRAMMY nominees Cafe Tacvba, Kany Garcia, Alejandra Guzman, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Olga Tanon and Julieta Venegas. Previously announced presenters feature actors Daniela Castro, Cesar Evora and Eduardo Santamarina; current Latin GRAMMY nominees Ednita Nazario and Ximena Sarinana; and two-time GRAMMY and nine-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juan Luis Guerra.
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 "Primer Impacto" co-anchor Barbara Bermudo and host of "Nuestra Belleza Latina" Giselle Blondet, "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.
The 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will feature 49 categories and will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet by Univision Online (the official Spanish-language Web site of the Latin GRAMMY Awards) at https://www.univision.com (Uniclave Latin GRAMMY). For more information and a complete list of nominees, please visit https://www.grammy.com. Tickets are available to the general public and can be purchased at the Toyota Center Box Office at https://www.toyotacentertix.com, or by dialing 1.866.4HOUTIX (1.866.446.8849).
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 https://www.grammy.com.