On Tuesday (Nov. 9), the Latin Recording Academy announced performers and presenters for its 2021 Latin Grammy Premiere ceremony, where 45 of the 53 Latin Grammy Awards categories will be handed out ahead of the prime-time telecast.
Hosted by Latin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kany García and actress Carolina Dieckmann, the first Latin Grammys of the day will be presented by nominees Roxana Amed, Pedro Capó, Sara Correia, Farina, José Gaviria, Melim, Covi Quintana and La Energía Norteña’s Adrián Zamarripa and Manuel Borrego.
The Latin Grammy Premiere event — which will broadcast globally via the Latin Grammys Facebook Live and YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 18 — will feature performances by current nominees including Gera Demara, Nora González, Zoe Gotusso, Love of Lesbian, Luedji Luna, Os Barões da Pisadinha, Nando Reis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Jon Secada.
The Latin Recording Academy will also host a dedicated Premiere ceremony for Brazilian audiences, during which all the Portuguese-language categories will be awarded. The combined in-person events will return to Las Vegas at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay.
“We are excited to reunite with our members and nominees during our annual Latin Grammy Premiere,” Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy, said in a statement. “We will once again celebrate musical excellence — for both Spanish and Portuguese recordings — and promise an afternoon filled with camaraderie and unique Latin GRAMMY moments.”
With the theme “rediscovering life through music,” the Latin Grammys ceremony will air live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 p.m. ET on Nov. 18 and “invite audiences to rediscover what’s important in life using music as a storyline,” according to a statement from the Latin Recording Academy.
Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo leads the 2021 Latin Grammys nominees with 10 nods, including nominations in the album, record and song of the year categories. See the complete list of nominees here.