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 www.mtvla.com/prensa/vmala03 or call Erica Pedreguera at (305) 535-3788.
SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America