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Latin Grammys Set Date for 2021 Awards Show & Nominations Announcement

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A view of the Latin Grammy award trophy onstage during The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 17, 2016 in Las Vegas.

The Latin Grammys will return to Las Vegas in November.

The Latin Grammys are set to return to Las Vegas, with the 22nd annual awards show scheduled for Nov. 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Latin Recording Academy announced Thursday (June 17). Additionally, nominees will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 28.

"This past year was full of unknowns but also new opportunities for those who adapted quickly," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. "Drawing from our strength in music, we welcome our resilient community of Latin music lovers back to Las Vegas for a 13th year to celebrate our culture, ethnicity and diversity, and to honor excellence in music; the force that helps us heal and continues to unite us."

Last year, the Latin Grammys were held in Miami in the middle of the ongoing pandemic with a “music makes us human” theme showcasing diverse stories of hope, community, sense of purpose and celebration. According to a statement from the Latin Recording Academy, they will "continue to exercise careful precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees."

"We are thrilled to bring back the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to Las Vegas to honor musical excellence," said Jessica Rodriguez, chief marketing officer and president of entertainment at Univision. "Music is a powerful force in our community. It binds us together as a culture, inspires us and move us, and this year's show will celebrate our shared love of music with the brightest stars, unforgettable performances, and special moments that will entertain our audience."

The three-hour telecast will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET, preceded by a one-hour pre-show starting at 7 p.m. ET.

As previously reported, the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year will honor Panamanian singer-songwriter Rubén Blades. That gala will take place Nov. 17 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.