MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The first set of performers for the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® include current nominees Banda Los Recoditos, Farruko, Laura Pausini, Prince Royce, and Carlos Vives. Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley and Mexican singer and composer Gerardo Ortiz also join the eclectic lineup for what's sure to be an incredible evening for Latin music. The Biggest Night in Latin Music® will air live on the Univision Network Nov. 17, from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase through www.axs.com.
Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Farruko and multiple Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winner Carlos Vives each received two nominations: Farruko is up for Best Urban Music Album for Visionary and Best Urban Song for "Encantadora." Vives is nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "La Bicicleta."
Latin GRAMMY winners Banda Los Recoditos are nominated for Best Banda Album for Me Está Gustando. Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner, Laura Pausini is nominated for Record Of The Year for "Lado Derecho Del Corazón," and Prince Royce picked up a nomination in the Best Tropical Song category for "La Carretera."
Once again, LatinGRAMMY.com will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards via Latin GRAMMY en Vivo. The live stream will include interviews from various locations including the red carpet arrivals, the Latin GRAMMY Premiere™ ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
Preceding the Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, Univision Network will present exclusive "Noche De Estrellas" ("Night Of The Stars") coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards red carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashion, and will provide viewers an intimate look at Latin music's most glamorous event while connecting fans with their favorite celebrities via social media.
The 17th Latin GRAMMY Awards is supported by Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards) and highlighted at www.latingrammy.com and www.univision.com/latingrammy, which will feature video interviews and photos, an extensive archive of past shows, a live-blog, 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 60 countries.
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 either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow us at: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.