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XIII ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

JUAN LUIS GUERRA LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH SIX; JESSE & JOY GARNER FIVE NODS; RICARDO ARJONA, EDGAR BARRERA, JUANES, CARLA MORRISON, ARTURO SANDOVAL, IVETE SANGALO AND 2012 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR CAETANO VELOSO EACH RECEIVE FOUR NOMINATIONS

RICARDO ARJONA, BEBE, CHICO BUARQUE, CHOCQUIBTOWN, JESSE & JOY, JUANES, CARLA MORRISON, REIK, ARTURO SANDOVAL, AND CAETANO VELOSO, GILBERTO GIL & IVETE SANGALO ALL VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE XIII ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®, NOV. 15, LIVE ON UNIVISION

Nominations Once Again Reflect a Diverse Blend of Established and Rising Talent from Across the Latin Music World, and This Year Include 10 Nominees in Each of the Four General Categories

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 25, 2012) — Nominations for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (www.latingrammy.com) were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand) and was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy® President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Giselle Blondet. Artists reading nominations this morning included: Maria Barracuda of pop/rock group Jotdog; Miguel “Slow” Martinez and Carlos “Tostao” Valencia of hip-hop/funk trio ChocQuibTown; pop vocalist Shaila Dúrcal; singer/songwriter Kany García; pop duo Jesse & Joy; international superstar Juanes; singer/songwriter Gian Marco; Latin pop group Reik; Norteño band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; and pop/rock artist Ana Victoria. The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit http://www.latingrammy.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter (www.twitter.com/latingrammys) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys).  Read the rest of this entry

GERMAN PEREZ NAMED OFFICIAL ARTIST FOR THE XIII ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®

The Latin Recording Academy® and the New York-based Artist Unveiled Artwork at Today’s Nominations Announcement in Los Angeles

German Pérez has been named the official artist of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (http://www.latingrammy.com), it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Pérez’s artwork will be proudly used as the official image for the world’s premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards invitation, show tickets, poster, program book, and other important applications. The commissioned artwork was unveiled today in Los Angeles at a press conference, announcing this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominations. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
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TWO-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER LL COOL J TO HOST 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Rapper/Actor Will Be First Host in Seven Years of the Music Industry’s Premier Event

Music’s Biggest Night®Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

Two-time GRAMMY® winner LL COOL J is set to host the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (www.grammy.com), marking the first time in seven years that the music industry’s premier event will have an official host. Music’s Biggest Night® takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Networkfrom 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One/Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Nominees of the 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards were announced this morning. Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones and Sofia Vergara joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly for the announcement from the Beverly Hilton
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