The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards will heat up Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, as today’s hottest Latin artists take center stage. This marks the third time Las Vegas will host the international showcase of Latin music. Additionally, The Latin Recording Academy®, Univision, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced a new multiyear partnership, making this year the first in a three-year agreement. Univision and Mandalay Bay Events Center will be the home of the Latin GRAMMYs for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Nominations for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.
“This is a very exciting time for The Latin Recording Academy and the Latin GRAMMY Awards as we continue to evolve our organization and our Awards presentation,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “For the past 10 years the Latin GRAMMYs have recognized musical excellence while spotlighting the very best in Latin music from around the world, and we are honored and thrilled to continue that legacy as we move into a second decade. And, we are extremely proud that the Latin GRAMMYs’ home for the next three years will be Univision, Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Events Center. We thank our partners for their tremendous work and for their continued support.”
“We are extremely excited about bringing the Latin GRAMMYs to the vibrant city of Las Vegas once again,” said Luis Fernandez, president of entertainment, Univision Network. “The shows we’ve done from Mandalay Bay Events Center have been truly extraordinary, breaking audience records each time, and we look forward to once again partnering with The Latin Recording Academy to create a most memorable night for our viewers and to celebrate all the artistry this city and Latin music have to offer.”
“Mandalay Bay is thrilled to have reached a long-term agreement with our partners at The Latin Recording Academy,” said Richard Sturm, president of sports & entertainment, MGM Resorts International. ”We’ve had the opportunity to host two successful Latin GRAMMY Awards shows in 2007 and 2009, and we look forward to building an even stronger relationship with our international guests, The Latin Recording Academy and the Univision Network in the future.”
“We are honored to be home to the Latin GRAMMYs for the next three years and look forward to welcoming music fans from around the world to this event,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “As a world-class destination, Las Vegas consistently attracts the brightest stars and biggest names in entertainment.”
The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will air live on the Univision Television Network on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. Additionally, the telecast will be seen globally in approximately 100 countries.