MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S., regardless of language, announced today the biggest line-up ever in music and entertainment for its eighth Annual “Premios Juventud” (Youth Awards), the #1 awards show of its kind on television. Broadcast LIVE from the BankUnited Center in Miami, “Premios Juventud” will air Thursday, July 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm Central), on the Univision Network. Preceding the awards show, exclusive coverage of celebrity arrivals and the best and worst dressed will be broadcast directly from the carpet beginning at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central).
The show will feature a record number of performances and worldwide premieres of this year’s hottest songs. Natalia Jiménez will present the highly anticipated television debut of her new single “Por Ser Tu Mujer,” from her first solo album. Colombian singer Fanny Lu will also perform her new single “Fanfarrón” in an exclusive worldwide premiere. Mega star Ricky Martin, one of the most nominated artists of the night will perform and Mexican band Reik will present their newest song, “Peligro.”
“Premios Juventud” will also feature powerhouse music collaborations, including Pitbull (Mr. 305), Ne-Yo and Nayer’s hit song, “Give Me Everything (Tonight)”; Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce’s worldwide premiere of “Ven Conmigo;” and Univision’s “Triunfo del Amor’s” sweetheart Maite Perroni and Marco Di Mauro’s “A Partir de Hoy,” the novela’s theme song. Also, new and upcoming reggaetón artist Plan B is set to deliver a blowout performance of “Si No Le Contesto,” along with Tony Dize and Zion & Lennox.
The youth awards show will also count on stellar performances by Luis Fonsi; Reggaetón duo Wisin y Yandel and song-writer and singer Anthony “Romeo” Santos, who makes his anticipated return to the stage as a solo artist and presents his new single, “You;” Pop-urban music sensation Joey Montana; and regional Mexican singers Larry Hernández and Gerardo Ortíz. Also, performing for the first time on Spanish-language television in the US, Italian trio sensation Il Volo.
“Premios Juventud” will also include some of this year’s favorite novela actors and television personalities such as William Levy (“Triunfo del Amor”), Aaron Díaz (“Teresa”); Blanca Soto (“Eva Luna”); Danna Paola (“Atrévete a Soñar”); Paulina Goto (“Niña de Mi Corazón”); Nastassja Bolívar (“Nuestra Belleza Latina” 2011); Univision anchor and Emmy® award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos; actress, singer-songwriter and former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon; and Spanish Latin Pop singer Beatriz Luengo.
Fans will find exclusive coverage of this year’s performers at www.PremiosJuventud.com online and on their mobile phones. This year, users will have a unique interactive experience with live streaming from backstage, available online and on VCAST. Users will be a part of the show like never before, as they submit their videos online for a chance to be a part of Joey Montana’s performance, and text their comments to appear on-screen at the show.
Viewers can enjoy pre and post show content in Univision On Demand starting Tuesday, July 12 through Monday, August 22. Featuring the greatest moments from previous years with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with Shakira, and the producer and creator of the show in the special “The Making of PJ” hosted by Ana Patricia Gonzalez. The excitement continues with radio personalities from “El Colmillo” Carlos Calderon and Luisa Fernanda featuring past year’s presenters, performers and winners and Rafael Mercadante brings you the hottest red carpet moments. The entire awards show will be available on Univision On Demand on Friday, July 23.
Tickets to “Premios Juventud” are on sale via www.PremiosJuventud.com or through TicketMaster at (800-745-3000). Tickets will also be available at BankUnited Center at the University of Miami box office, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.
For a preview of what’s coming in this year’s “Premios Juventud” please go to http://musica.univision.com/premios-juventud/videos/video/2011-07-05/mira-todo-lo-que-viene.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 86% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.