On Monday, October 24, 2011 The Latin Recording Academy announced that Calle 13, Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán, Maná with Prince Royce, Shakira, Sie7e, and Marco Antonio Solís are the first performers for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) telecast. Cristián de la Fuente and Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry’s premier event and confirmed to present are actors Angelique Boyer, Sandra Echeverría, AdamariLópez, Sebastián Rulli, Zoe Saldana, and David Zepeda. The biggest night in Latin music is set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY® winners Calle 13 lead this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominations with a record 10 nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran; Album Of The Year, as producers, for Shakira’s Sale El Sol; Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Latinoamérica”; Best Urban Song for “Baile De Los Pobres”; Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video for “Calma Pueblo”; Best Tropical Song for “Vamo’ A Portarnos Mal”; and Producer Of The Year.
Singer/songwriter Franco De Vita has five nods: Album Of The Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Best Long Form Music Video for En Primera Fila; and Record Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video (with Alejandra Guzmán) for “Tan Sólo Tú”.
Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Marco Antonio Solís is up for four awards: Song Of The Year and Best Regional Mexican Song for “¿A Dónde Vamos A Parar?,” Best Male Pop Vocal Album for En Total Plenitud, and Best Regional Mexican Song for “Tu Me Vuelves Loco.”
Four-time Latin GRAMMY winners Maná have three nominations: Best Rock Album and Best Long Form Music Video for Drama Y Luz, and Best Short Form Music Video for “Lluvia Al Corazón.”
Seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY winner and the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Shakira has three nods: Album Of The Year and Best Female Pop Album for Sale El Sol; and Best Short Form Music Video for “Loca.”
Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandra Guzmán is a two-time nominee: Record Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for “Tan Sólo Tú” (with Franco De Vita).
Sie7e is up for two awards: Best New Artist and Best Alternative Song for “Tengo Tu Love.”
The 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com and www.univisionmusica.com, including video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, and dedicated forums for fans to share their excitement leading up to the live broadcast. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
For the first time ever, LatinGRAMMY.com will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will feature live coverage of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations including the green carpet, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Awards 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 “Nuestra Belleza Latina” host Giselle Blondet and “Sal Y Pimienta” host Lourdes Stephen, “Noche De Estrellas” will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and will provide viewers an intimate and up-close look at Latin music’s most glamorous gala event.
A limited number of tickets to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are available to the public and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
About 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
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On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8:00 am The Latin Recording Academy announced in a press conference at the Nominees for the 12th Annual Latin Grammys Awards that Miguel Paredes has been named the official artist of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Paredes’ artwork will be proudly used as the official image for the world’s premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards invitation, show tickets, poster, program book, and other important applications.
“In keeping with the progressive nature of our organization and the ever-evolving climate of Latin music, it is with great pleasure that we introduce Paredes’ contemporary piece to the roster of incredible artists who have created indelible images on behalf of the Latin GRAMMYs,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “The combination of Paredes’ trend-forward techniques and pop art style creates a visually stunning use of colors interwoven with a complexity of graphic imagery that culminates in a creative array centered against Latin music’s most prestigious award.”
A native of New York, Paredes studied at the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts furthered his art education with a mentorship with pop artist and assistant to Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone. He later followed with an apprenticeship with conceptual artist Paul Kus. Ever influenced by his street roots, his inspiration is drawn from a multitude of aspects including his children, nature, Japanese animation, graffiti, and pop culture, all of which are largely prevalent in his juxtapositions of organic realism with urban themes. His unlimited creativity is focused on mixed media and conceptual art and is expressed in media such as canvas, metal, wood, cloth, and digital. He is the owner of Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery in Miami and has received simultaneous proclamations from the city of Miami Beach and the Village of Pinecrest honoring his support of historic preservation, citywide devotion and positive community impact. He was featured as the artist-in-residence at the National Hotel during 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach, converting the iconic landmark into the Miguel Paredes National Gallery.
The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
About 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.
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