The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) will take place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, and will air live in the United States on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). This marks the fifth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas. Nominations for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at a live press conference at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. 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.
“We are extremely excited to once again return to the entertainment capital of the world and work with the great team at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to offer Univision viewers in the United States and worldwide music fans memorable Latin GRAMMY performances,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy®. “As always, the road to the Latin GRAMMYs will kick off with events that showcase flourishing young musicians and educational programs and celebrate icons within the industry. We also look forward to working on another remarkable telecast with the city of Las Vegas and our various partners.”
The road to the Latin GRAMMYs — a month-long series of cultural events culminating in the biggest night in Latin music — begins with the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions and Latin GRAMMY Street Parties taking place in six cities across the United States and in São Paulo and Mexico City, as well as The Latin Recording Academy Showcases series, the Special Awards Presentation, and the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala.
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted on Univision entirely in Spanish in 2005, the show has consistently earned increased ratings year after year worldwide. Additionally, the Latin GRAMMYs has become one of Univision’s highest rated shows, as well as the most watched and highly regarded awards event by Hispanics.
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.