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Diddy Joins New Billboard Latin Presenters
P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards.P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He will be joined by actors Jimmy Smits and Ray Santiago plus artists Alicia Villarreal, Joan Sebastian, Ana Gabriel, Graciela Beltran, La Mafia, Pitbull and La Onda at the April 28 event, to be held at Miami Arena.
A host of soap opera stars will also present awards, including Jose Angel Llamas, Flora Martinez, Alejandro Chaban, Mauricio Islas, Tamara Monserrat, Alejandro Felipe, Danna Garcia, Miguel Varoni and Gabriela Spanic.
Other presenters from the TV ranks include "Zapata" star Lorena Rojas, "Al Rojo Vivo" host Maria Celeste Arraras, "Caso Cerrado" host Andres Garcia and the finalists from the music reality show "Nuevas Voces de America."
Among the previously announced performers for the show are Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Christian Castro, Marco Antonio Solis, Juanes, Thalia, Juan Luis Guerra, Olga Tanon, Conjunto Primavera, Franco de Vita, Aleks Syntek, AB Quintanilla III and Daddy Yankee.
As previously reported, Solis is the leading finalist with mentions in eight categories as a solo artist and with Los Bukis. He is also due to receive the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the magazine in recognition of an outstanding career and artistic achievements.