MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 20, and will air in the United States on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). This year marks the seventh time Latin music's most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas and the first time from MGM Grand. This year's nominations will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 24, with additional details to follow. For updates and breaking news, visit The Latin Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
"For the past 14 years we have showcased some of the greatest talent in Latin music, and now, entering our 15th anniversary celebration, we are delighted to commemorate this new milestone with more amazing musical segments," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "We also are pleased to once again work with the outstanding teams at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and our partners at MGM Resorts and Univision, who continue to collaborate with us to provide a memorable experience for not only attending guests, sponsors and members, but for music fans across the globe."
"The Latin GRAMMY®s' 15th anniversary marks another important milestone for the Latin music industry and speaks to our commitment to celebrating our culture, our heritage and the influence and impact of Latinos in music," said Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content at Univision Networks. "Univision will once again be making history with our longtime partner, The Latin Recording Academy, and in a new venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena."
MGM Grand President and COO Scott Sibella said, "The Latin GRAMMYs are a vibrant and exciting event that Las Vegas eagerly anticipates each year. The opportunity to host this event allows us to welcome Latin music's icons and their fans to MGM Grand while showcasing our world-renowned resort and amenities to our domestic and international guests."
"Las Vegas is excited to welcome back the Latin GRAMMY Awards for the seventh year," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "As the entertainment capital of the world, there's no better place to hold such a star-studded event honoring the best performers in the Latin music industry."
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted entirely in Spanish on Univision in 2005, the show has consistently earned significant ratings each year in the United States and around the world. In fact, the Latin GRAMMYs have become one of Univision's most watched and highest-rated shows while delivering strong social media results and engagement. With nearly 2 million followers, the @LatinGRAMMYs handle is the most followed awards show on Twitter.
Additionally, the Road To The Latin GRAMMYs — a month long series of cultural events culminating with The Biggest Night in Latin Music™ — begins with the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions and Latin GRAMMY Street Parties, taking place in several cities across the United States, Colombia and Mexico City, as well as the Special Awards Presentation and The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala.
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 LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "Latin GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join the Latin GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Nominees for the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Sept. 24, 2014. Updates can be found online in the press rooms. Please visit GRAMMY.com and LatinGRAMMY.com for updates.