The 89th Academy Awards
Roselyn Sanchez, Raul Gonzalez, Laura Flores to Host the Billboard Latin Music Awards
TV personality Raul Gonzalez, actress Roselyn Sanchez and singer/TV host Laura Flores have been tapped to host the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24 live from Miami on Telemundo.
Presented by State Farm, the awards show will air at 7 pm/6c and will feature some of the biggest names in Latin music.
Sanchez, also a singer/songwriter/producer/model who hails from Puerto Rico, returns as host for a second time after co-hosting the show in 2003. On TV she has appeared as a regular on "Without a Trace” and most recently she has starred in the Lifetime comedy/drama "Devious Maids”. In 2003 she was nominated for a Latin Grammy for "Amor, Amor," the first single from her debut album.
Gonzalez, who recently joined Telemundo to develop and host a new variety series, is making his debut on the network as co-host of the awards show, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A career that spans more than 30 years, the Caracas-born host spent 13 years as one of the hosts of Univision's "Despierta America" in addition to writing, producing and starring in several award-winning plays such as "Visa por un Sueño”.
After appearing on the Mexican soap opera "En Otra Piel”, Flores joined "Reina de Corazones”. The Mexican actress has worked in TV, theater and cinema and has hosted several television shows. Musically, the entertainer has recorded 16 albums and the most recent project, "Desde mi Corazon”, celebrates her musical career.
Prior to the awards show, stars will walk the red carpet and will be seen on the special "La Alfombra de los Premios Billboard”, which will be hosted by Telemundo personalities Monica Noguera and Rashel Diaz with Jorge Bernal of "La Voz Kids" and "Suelta la Sopa”. Guadalupe Venegas of Telemundo and Karim Mendiburu, Christian Ramirez and Kika Rocha will also be featured on the special.
Premios Billboard culminates the Billboard Latin Music Conference April 21-24, at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami. The televised program will also feature some of the biggest names in music such as Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita, Andrea Bocelli, David Bisbal, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho and Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga.