MIAMI, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A performance by nominee Gian Marco and nominee Yandel (of Wisin Y Yandel); nominee Leslie Grace in a unique performance with Cirque du Soleil — Zarkana; and a special segment celebrating salsa featuring Willy Chirino, 2013 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Oscar D'Leon, Jose Alberto "El Canario," current nominee Sergio George, Ismael Miranda, and current nominee Tito Nieves are the latest performances announced for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (#LatinGRAMMY) telecast. Confirmed to present are current nominees Banda Los Recoditos (Luis Angel Franco and Samuel Sarmiento), Tito "El Bambino," Mala Rodríguez, and Aleks Syntek, as well as actor Charo and Miss Universe Gabriela Isler. The Biggest Night in Latin MusicTM is set for Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com as well as The Latin Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) and Facebook.
Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner Sergio George has three nominations: Record Of The Year for "Vivir Mi Vida" (by Marc Anthony), Best Tropical Song for "Para Celebrar" (along with Jorge Luis Piloto), and Producer Of The Year.
Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Gian Marco has two nods in Album Of The Year: one for his own album, Versiones, and one as an engineer on Andrés Cepeda's Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida.
Leslie Grace is nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album for Leslie Grace.
Tito Nieves is up for Best Salsa Album for Que Seas Feliz.
Latin GRAMMY winner Yandel (of Wisin Y Yandel) has a nomination for Best Urban Music Album for Lideres (along with Wisin).
Previously announced performers for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are current nominees Pablo Alborán, Marc Anthony, Banda Carnaval (with Calibre 50); Miguel Bosé, El Dasa, Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma (with Becky G), Mariachi Sol De México (with Paquita La Del Barrio), Pitbull (with El Cata), Draco Rosa, Alejandro Sanz (with 29 students from Berklee College of Music), Carlos Vives, and Wisin; and a performance by Juanes, current nominee Ricky Martin, and Laura Pausini paying tribute to 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Miguel Bosé. Confirmed to present are current nominees Andrés Cepeda, Alex Cuba, Illya Kuryaki, Gaby Moreno, and Julieta Venegas, as well as 2013 Latin Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco; and actors Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, Ximena Navarrete, Iván Sánchez, Blanca Soto, Mayrin Villanueva, and David Zepeda. Actor/singer Lucero once again will host the Latin music industry's premier event.
The 14th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted at www.latingrammy.com and www.univision.com/latingrammy, including 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 100 countries.
For the third year in a row, LatinGRAMMY.com will feature Latin GRAMMYs en Vivo, which will feature live coverage of the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and interviews from various locations including the green-carpet arrivals, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 2 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Awards telecast, Univision will present exclusive "Noche De Estrellas" ("Night Of The Stars") coverage of the celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY Awards green carpet starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). Hosted by Univision celebrities Giselle Blondet and Chiquinquira Delgado — and joined by television personalities Raúl de Molina, Rodner Figueroa, Alejandra Espinoza, and Tony Dandrades — "Noche De Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and will provide viewers an intimate and up-close look at Latin music's most glamorous gala event.
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. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "Latin GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join the Latin GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
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