MIAMI, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Latin America announced today that rock
band Korn will take the stage of the "MTV Video Music Awards Latin America
2003" on October 23, for their first presentation ever at an award show. The
band also chose the VMALAs 2003 to premier its new single "Right Now." Korn's
performance rounds up the list of music presentations, which already included
Gustavo Cerati, Dido, Cafi Tacvba, Control Machete, The Mars Volta, Alejandro
Sanz, Sum 41, La Ley, Iggy Pop and Natalia Lafourcade. It was also announced
that international pop sensation Ricky Martin will join the list of previously
announced show participants along with Mexican Ely Guerra, Supermodel Elsa
Benitez, Jackass cast members Steve-O and Chris Pontius, Mexican actresses Ana
Claudia Talancon and Martha Higareda, Argentine actress Leticia Bredice and
model/actress Patricia Velasquez.
Hosted by International Mexican actor Diego Luna, the second annual VMALA
event will take place Thursday, October 23, 2003 at the Jackie Gleason Theater
in Miami Beach and will air live on MTV Latin America and MTV2 in the U.S. at
9:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. Mexico, 10:00 p.m. Chile and Argentina). Following
its premiere, the event will air on MTV U.S. on Saturday, November 1 at 11
p.m. ET/PT and will be available to air on MTV's 44 channels around the world
The VMALAs 2003 mark the first time that nu-metal band Korn will perform
live on an awards show. Jonathan Davis, Fieldy, David Silveria, James "Munky"
Shaffer, and Brian "Head" Welsh, have topped Billboard magazine's list in
several occasions since they released their debut album "Korn" in 1994.
Recently, the band has been working on a new production "Take a Look in the
Mirror" that will see the light in November.
"We are extremely proud that Korn has chosen our show to premiere their
new song and to lose their award show virginity", said Charlie Singer, Senior
Vice President of Programming and Production. "They bring an energy to our
show that is going to be hard to contain in the Jackie Gleason Theatre. But,
we'll do our best!"
Previously announced personalities participating in the show are Juanes,
Kelly Osbourne, Alex Lora, Molotov, Charly Alberti, Kinky, Daisy Fuentes,
Plastilina Mosh, Elan, Moenia, Aterciopelados, Mana, La Oreja de Van Gogh,
Rage Against the Machine's Zach de la Rocha, Los Prisioneros, Catupecu Machu,
Robbie Rosa, Vicentico, and Diego Torres.
Mexicans Cafi Tacuba, Natalia Lafourcade and Molotov, as well as Chilean
band La Ley, top this year's nominations with five each, followed by Argentine
Gustavo Cerati, Colombian Juanes, and Mexican band Mana with four and
Vicentico with three nominations.
Charlie Singer, SVP of Programming and Production, MTV Networks Latin
America will executive produce. Audrey Morrissey (a veteran of many MTV
productions and award shows, and producer of "Alejandro Sanz MTV Unplugged,"
"La Ley MTV Unplugged" and last year's VMALAs) will serve as producer; Manny
Rodriguez ("Alejandro Sanz MTV Unplugged," "La Ley MTV Unplugged") will direct
and Josi Tillan, VP of Music and Artist Relations, MTV Networks Latin America
will supervise the musical content of the show.
The Video Music Awards Latin America 2003 acknowledge the support of the
Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County
Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade
County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Miami Beach Visitor
and Convention Authority.
MTV Latin America, a unit of MTV Networks Latin America, Inc., is a 24-
hour Spanish-language cable television network that airs music programming to
more than 13 million households in Spanish-speaking Latin America. The
network is delivered via satellite to cable, MMDS, UHF broadcast and direct-
to-home viewers aged 12-34. MTV Networks Latin America, Inc., a unit of
Viacom International, owns and operates MTV Latin America and Nickelodeon
Latin America, which have regional headquarters in Buenos Aires, Mexico City
and Sao Paulo (for Nickelodeon only) and operating headquarters in Miami.
For information about show credentials, go to www.mtvla.com/prensa/vmala03
or call Erica Pedreguera at (305) 535-3788.
SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America