Carlos Rivera pulls out after someone on his team tested positive for COVID-19.
UPDATE: Carlos Rivera pulled out of the 2020 Latin Grammys due to exposure to COVID-19. The singer was set to co-host the show alongside Yalitza Aparicio and Ana Brenda Contreras and perform with Natalia Jiménez; Victor Manuelle will now take his place. Rivera took to social media Wednesday (Nov. 18) to share the news with his fans. "This news fills me with sadness," Rivera said. "Unfortunately, someone on my team whom I work with very closely tested positive for COVID-19. We are being very responsible and although I tested negative, I can't put anyone at risk, especially my two hosts. I want to wish Victor Manuelle good luck, he will take my place as co-host and I'm sure he'll do a great job."
Victor Manuelle is set to co-host the Latin Grammys on Nov. 19 alongside previously announced hosts Yalitza Aparicio and Ana Brenda Contreras, Billboard can exclusively reveal. He replaces Carlos Rivera, who had to back out due to COVID-19 exposure.
"This has been a tough year for all of us in the music industry," Manuelle, who served as Latin Grammys host back in 2006, tells Billboard. "But I'm honored to be part of this event that, despite a pandemic, carried on to produce the ceremony."