There is only one event that’s spicier than salsa and hotter than your grandma’s tamales. It’s the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards®. Fans aren’t the only folks getting excited for the “Biggest Night in Latin Music™.” Even event promoters are anticipating this musical extravaganza and the exceptional concert series leading up to the November 21st award show.
It’s almost hard to believe that the Latin Grammys® are only 14 years old. In this short time, producers have created a truly unique Spanish- and Portuguese-language award show with many one-of-a-kind features like the distinctive green carpet, which somehow always reminds us of tomatillos and green chili. A ton of work has gone into making the Latin Grammys® a success. And it all pays off when fans, celebrities and performers gather in the Mandalay Bay Events Center for an unforgettable show.
This Year’s Nominees
The Latin Recording Academy® represents an amazing variety of musical styles and performers from 30 Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. The nominees for the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards® represent the impressive breadth of this stellar award show. The most-nominated stars include Carlos Vives, Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas (no relation to Wilmer Valderrama or That 70s Show), who have five nominations each. Edgar Barrera, Julio Reyes Copello, Caetano, Alejandro Sanz and Andres Castro follow with four nods each. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and American favorite Marc Anthony received multiple nominations for their recent musical contributions.
The Latin Grammy® Experience
Giving fans a chance to sample diverse musical styles is part of the Academy’s mission. This goal starts with the Latin Grammy® Acoustic Sessions and street parties that are sweeping the nation in October and November. Events in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, L.A. and other cities will feature the most popular nominees, including Voces Del Rancho, Julio Reyes, La Atraccion and many others. Fans will also have a chance to see the handsome hermanos of Voz De Mando, an L.A.-based group who just claimed a “Best Norteno Album” nomination for their second record “Y Ahora Resulta.”
2013 Latin Grammy® Performers
Ah, the performers. These hand-picked stars are the piece de resistance of the entire show, which is significantly longer than what will be broadcast on Univision. Each year, the Academy and event executives put together a list of possible performers from four categories. Nominees are always favorites on the list, and this year’s nominees give producers a great pool to pick from. Miguel Bose, 2013′s “Person of the Year,” is also a strong contender to rock the stage during award show performances. If there’s a Mexican version of a smorgasbord, this is it!
If you want to attend, it’s still not too late to get your tickets to the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards. Las Vegas is close to everything and easy to get to from everywhere.
P.S. The action at the after-party is exciting too! CTROC Premium Vodka will be joining other luxury brands to sponsor celebrity lounges and festivities after the award show. Dios mio!