The Latin Recording Academy® announced the first round of artists scheduled to perform at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which includes current nominees J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Flor De Toloache, Luis Fonsi, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma, Residente, and Sofia Reyes; 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Alejandro Sanz; as well as guest performances by Steve Aoki, Alessia Cara, Logic, and French Montana.
Mexican actor and singer Jaime Camil will host The Biggest Night in Latin Music® along with Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez live on the Univision Network Nov. 16 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A limited number of tickets for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are still available for purchase through www.axs.com.
Urban artist Residente leads with nine nominations including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, among others. Singer/songwriter Maluma has seven nominations including three for Record Of The Year, and two for Song Of The Year, followed by Juanes and Mon Laferte with five nominations each. Singer and songwriter, Natalia Lafourcade and singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi follow with four nominations each, and are both vying for the Song Of The Year Award. In addition, J Balvin has two nominations, Best Urban Song, and Best Urban Fusion/Performance with Bad Bunny, Flor De Toloache is nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album and Sofia Reyes is up for Best New Artist.
Eighteen-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz will offer an epic performance from his iconic catalog. The 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year will also be honored for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions at the sold-out Latin Academy Person of the Year gala on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
LatinGRAMMY.com will offer through Facebook Live, exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The live stream will include interviews from various locations, including the red carpet, Latin GRAMMY Premiere® ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Preceding the Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, the Univision Network will present exclusive "Noche de Estrellas" ("Night of Stars") coverage of celebrity arrivals direct from the Latin GRAMMY red carpet, starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). "Noche de Estrellas" will feature live interviews and commentary on the stars and their fashions, and provide viewers with an intimate look at Latin music's most glamorous event while connecting fans with their favorite celebrities via social media using #LatinGRAMMY.
Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 80 countries.