Latin Grammy Live Updates: First prizes given ahead of the show

The Latin Grammys rejoice in sight. Last year, Karol G danced on a pink platform between two unicorns, J Balvin sang under a giant pair of prayer hands and Bad Bunny belted “Bichiyal” from a moving car.

This year, Bad Bunny returns as part of a lineup filled with big names, including Myke Towers and Christina Aguilera. Personal acceptance speeches and performances will take place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at a ceremony hosted by actresses Ana Brenda Contreras and Roselyn Sánchez and singer Carlos Rivera.

The 22nd annual Latin Grammy will be shown live on Thursday at. 20.00 Eastern on Univision and available on the Univision app, although subscription fees may apply. The event will also be shown on TNT at 19.00 in Mexico, kl. 20:00 in Panama and Colombia, at 21:00 in Venezuela and at 22.00 in Argentina and Chile.

Gloria Estefan starts the show with a three-song medley and guests including Anitta, Carlinhos Brown, Laércio da Costa, Pedro Capó, Farina Giulia Be and Diego Torres.

Other performers include Rubén Blades (who will be honored as Person of the Year) with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, as well as Maná, Pablo Alborán, Alejandro Fernández, Nella, Ozuna, Paula Arenas, Danna Paola, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Caliber 50, Los Dos Carnales, Camilo, Julio Reyes Copello, DJ Nelson, Sergio George, Grupo Firme and Jay Wheeler.

Juanes will be joined by Rubén Albarrán and Meme del Real from Café Tacvba to Juan Gabriel’s “No Tengo Dinero”, and C. Tangana will take the stage with Antonio Carmona, Diego del Morao, Jorge Drexler, Israel Fernández, La Húngara, Natalia Lafourcade and Omar Apollo. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona and Yotuel will debut an acoustic performance of “Patria y Vida”, nominated for Song of the Year. Mon Laferte and Gloria Trevi will team up with René Camacho’s La Arrolladora Banda El Limón for “La Mujer”, nominated for best pop song.

And Christina Aguilera, who last took the Latin Grammys stage in 2000, has announced an expanded appearance that includes her latest single, “Pa Mis Muchachas,” starring Nicki Nicole, Nathy Peluso and Becky G.

Keep an eye on the category this year’s record, which has always been controversial, this year an 11-track race among “Si Hubieras Querido” by Pablo Alborán, “Todo De Ti” by Rauw Alejandro, “Un Amor Eterno (Balada Version)” by Marc Anthony, “A Tu Lado” by Paula Arenas, “Bohemio” by Andrés Calamaro and Julio Iglesias, “Vida De Rico” by Camilo, “Suéltame, Bogotá” by Diamante Eléctrico, “Amen” by Ricardo Montaner, Mau and Ricky, Camilo and Evaluna Montaner, “God So He Wanted” by Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra, “Te Olvidaste” by C. Tangana and Omar Apollo and “Maybe” by Caetano Veloso and Tom Veloso.

The official premiere ceremony – the show before the main event, where 45 of the 53 categories will be awarded – begins at 4pm with singer-songwriter Kany García and actress Carolina Dieckmann as hosts. Held at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Mandalay Bay and webcasted globally via the Latin Grammys’ Facebook Live and YouTube channel.

The premiere ceremony will also feature performances by a host of nominees including Gera Demara, Nora González, Zoe Gotusso, Love of Lesbian, Luedji Luna, Os Barões da Pisadinha, Nando Reis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Jon Secada. Lupita Infante, who was previously nominated, will perform as a special guest.

For the second time, all Portuguese language categories will be awarded separately in a premiere ceremony for the Brazilian audience following the event at. 16.00.

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