The Latin Recording Academy®, Univision Network, Mandalay Bay, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority today announced that the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards will take center stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. This marks the second time Las Vegas will host the international showcase of Latin music. The Latin GRAMMY Awards previously has been held in Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. This year's milestone celebration will once again recognize and celebrate musical excellence while featuring performances from the hottest names in Latin music. Nominations for the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced Thursday, Sept. 17.
"Celebrating the first decade of the Latin GRAMMY Awards is an extremely exciting moment for The Latin Recording Academy," said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. "We have spent the last nine years forging partnerships, building a strong membership base and giving music fans truly amazing Latin GRAMMY moments. Following the success we have recently achieved, in this milestone year we are thrilled to bring back the telecast to Las Vegas' thriving music community, as well as work with our friends at Univision on another memorable Latin GRAMMY show."
"We are thrilled to be returning to Las Vegas for this milestone celebration of Latin music and to be bringing one of Univision's mega-events to one of the most thriving and rapidly growing Hispanic communities in the country," said Alina Falcón, Univision executive vice president and operating manager. "The 10th anniversary show promises to be one of the most memorable nights of Latin music and a wonderful showcase of Las Vegas style entertainment that we are sure our viewers will enjoy."
"Mandalay Bay is excited to host the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in November," said Bill Hornbuckle, president and chief operating officer for Mandalay Bay. "We anticipate another successful event and we look forward to continuing our fabulous relationship with both The Latin Recording Academy and the Univision Network. The opportunity to present the Latin GRAMMYs from Las Vegas allows us to maintain our strong international presence on property as well as showcase Mandalay Bay to our guests and the fans worldwide."
"Las Vegas is a global city and consistently attracts the brightest stars and the biggest names in entertainment," said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "From concerts to shopping to sporting events, Las Vegas is enjoyed by millions of Hispanic visitors each year. We are doubly honored to host the Latin GRAMMY Awards and welcome music fans from around the world."
The 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will air live on the Univision Television Network on Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. Additionally, the telecast will be seen globally in more than 110 countries.