For the First Time Ever, Korn Will Play Live at an Award Show When They Take The Stage of the 'MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2003' on October 23; The Band Will Also Premier Their New Single 'Right Now' on the Show Performances Also Include Gustavo Cerati, Dido, Cafi Tacvba,

Control Machete, The Mars Volta, Alejandro Sanz, Sum 41, La Ley,

Iggy Pop and Natalia Lafourcade

International Pop Sensation Ricky Martin Joins List of 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 and Actress Patricia


    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
 throughout November.
     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
     or call Erica Pedreguera at (305) 535-3788.

SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America

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