Latin Grammy Live Updates: First Prizes Given Before The Show
Latin Grammys exult in spectacle. Last year Karol G danced on a pink platform between two unicorns, J Balvin sang under a pair of giant praying hands and Bad Bunny belted âBichiyalâ from a moving car.
This year, Bad Bunny will return as part of a lineup filled with big names, including Myke Towers and Christina Aguilera. Acceptance speeches and in-person performances will take place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in a ceremony hosted by actresses Ana Brenda Contreras and Roselyn SÃ¡nchez and singer Carlos Rivera.
The 22nd annual Latin Grammys will air live Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST on Univision and available on the Univision app, although subscription fees may apply. The event will also be broadcast on TNT at 7 p.m. in Mexico, 8 p.m. in Panama and Colombia, 9 p.m. in Venezuela and 10 p.m. in Argentina and Chile.
Gloria Estefan will kick off the show with a medley of three songs and guests including Anitta, Carlinhos Brown, LaÃ©rcio da Costa, Pedro CapÃ³, Farina Giulia Be and Diego Torres.
Other performers include RubÃ©n Blades (who will be honored as Person of the Year) with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, as well as ManÃ¡, Pablo AlborÃ¡n, Alejandro FernÃ¡ndez, Nella, Ozuna, Paula Arenas, Danna Paola, Banda El Recodo de Cruz LizÃ¡rraga , Caliber 50, Los Dos Carnales, Camilo, Julio Reyes Copello, DJ Nelson, Sergio George, Grupo Firme and Jay Wheeler.
Juanes will be joined by RubÃ©n AlbarrÃ¡n and Meme del Real from CafÃ© Tacvba for “No Tengo Dinero” by Juan Gabriel and C. Tangana will take the stage with Antonio Carmona, Diego del Morao, Jorge Drexler, Israel FernÃ¡ndez, La HÃºngara, Natalia Lafourcade and Omar Apollo. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona and Yotuel will debut an acoustic performance of âPatria y Vidaâ, nominated for song of the year. Mon Laferte and Gloria Trevi will team up with La Arrolladora Banda El LimÃ³n by RenÃ© Camacho for “La Mujer”, nominated for best pop song.
And Christina Aguilera, who last appeared on the Latin Grammys stage in 2000, announced an extended performance that includes her latest single, “Pa Mis Muchachas”, with Nicki Nicole, Nathy Peluso and Becky G.
Keep an eye out for the still-contested record of the year, this year a race on 11 tracks among âSi Hubieras Queridoâ by Pablo AlborÃ¡n, âTodo De Tiâ by Rauw Alejandro, âUn Amor Eterno (VersiÃ³n Balada)â by Marc Anthony, âA Tu Ladoâ by Paula Arenas, âBohemioâ by AndrÃ©s Calamaro and Julio Iglesias, âVida De Ricoâ by Camilo, âSuÃ©ltame, BogotÃ¡â by Diamante ElÃ©ctrico, âAmÃ©nâ by Ricardo Montaner, Mau y Ricky, Camilo and Evaluna Montaner, âDios AsÃ Lo Quisoâ by Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra, âTe Olvidasteâ by C. Tangana and Omar Apollo and âTalvezâ by Caetano Veloso and Tom Veloso.
The official premiere ceremony – the show before the main event where 45 of the 53 categories will be awarded – begins at 4 p.m., hosted by singer-songwriter Kany GarcÃa and actress Carolina Dieckmann. It will be held at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Mandalay Bay and will be webcast around the world via the Latin Grammys Facebook Live and YouTube channels.
The premiere ceremony will also include performances from a host of nominees, including Gera Demara, Nora GonzÃ¡lez, Zoe Gotusso, Love of Lesbian, Luedji Luna, Os BarÃµes da Pisadinha, Nando Reis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Jon Secada. Lupita Infante, who was previously nominated, will appear as a special guest.
For the second time, all Portuguese-speaking categories will be awarded separately in a premiere ceremony for the Brazilian public following the 4pm event.